Chris Tierney signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. It has an average annual value of $3.5 million.
The 26-year-old forward was a restricted free agent who had an arbitration hearing scheduled Nov. 8. He scored 37 points (11 goals, 26 assists) in 71 games last season.
“We’re pleased to reach an agreement with Chris that will see him under contract here for multiple seasons,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said. “He’s a reliable veteran who has very good hockey sense and who is consistently among our best centers in face-off success rate. That he’s accumulated significant NHL experience in a short period of time is also of considerable importance to our lineup.”
Selected by the San Jose Sharks in the second round (No. 55) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Tierney has scored 189 points (61 goals, 128 assists) in 436 regular-season games for the Senators and Sharks and 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in 40 Stanley Cup Playoff games.