Clarke MacArthur Signs 5-Year Deal with Senators
After wondering all summer long what the Senators would do with the 2015 UFA class, the Senators locked up the first piece of the puzzle, signing Clarke MacArthur to a five year deal today
After holding a press conference to discuss the team's significant charitable contributions to the Ottawa area this morning, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk went on the radio to announce an important hockey move:
Breaking: Sens owner Eugene Melnyk tells @TSN1200 the team has signed Clarke MacArthur to a 5-year contract extension.— Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes) August 19, 2014
BREAKING: #Sens owner @MelnykEugene confirms that the #Sens have agreed to terms with Clarke MacArthur on a five-year contract extension.— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) August 19, 2014
DERNIÈRE HEURE: Les #Sens se sont entendus sur les termes d’une prolongation de contrat de cinq ans avec l’attaquant Clarke MacArthur.— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) August 19, 2014
Full news release on Clarke MacArthur extension. English version: http://t.co/wUTQOj6IxI and French version: http://t.co/CDvSV7xIn3— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) August 19, 2014
MacArthur's first season in the capital was a successful one. Pairing with Kyle Turris, MacArthur had a significant impact in Ottawa: playing on the first line and reaching the 20 goal plateau (24 goals, 55 points) for the third time in his career. The dollar breakdown is as follows:
#Sens five-year extension with Clarke MacArthur has an AAV of $4.65M ($4.5, $4.5, $4.75, $4.75, $4.75).— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) August 19, 2014
While MacArthur will get a raise on the $3.25M he'll make this season, based on his output in 2013-2014 and the underlying metrics, he's worth it. With an AAV salary of $4.65M, MacArthur's salary for the final year of his current deal (ends in 2015) and the five seasons after that is fairly economical for a top-six forward. In addition, it keeps a successful unit (Turris-MacArthur) together for the foreseeable future, provides some stability going forward, and locks up a piece of Ottawa's new leadership group.
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