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Zibanejad Re-signed

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It's another 2 year contract for a Senators RFA

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The Senators announced the signing of Mika Zibanejad this morning, bright and early. It's a two-year contract with a cap hit of $2.625M, with the salary split at $2M and $3.25M respectively.  At that term and value, it's obviously a bridge contract.

Zibanejad had his first full season in the NHL last year, and managed to post 20 goals and 26 assists in it.  Not a lock for the second line centre role going into the season, he managed to take a solid hold of it as the season wore on.  Through the mid-point of the season it almost felt as if he was almost in a 1B position with linemates Bobby Ryan and Mike Hoffman at times while the Turris line was struggling.

The cap hit is fantastic value for the team, though I expect many fans might have been hoping for a bit more term despite recent comments from Bryan Murray regarding long term contracts for the RFAs.  Why? Just check out his highlight reel from

You can read the official press release in English here and en Français ici.