Patrick Mullen signed to one-year, two-way contract

The defenceman agreed to a contract that pays $600,000 in the NHL and $150,000 in the AHL.

The Ottawa Senators have announced that they have come to terms with minor-league right-handed defenceman Patrick Mullen. Mullen, 29, agreed to a one-year, two-way contract that pays $600,000 in the NHL and $150,000 in the AHL. Mullen originally joined the Senators organization at the trade deadline in 2013-14 from the Canucks in exchange for Jeff Costello. That season, he scored one goal and 11 assists in 20 games with the B-Sens. This year he scored five goals and 24 assists in 54 games with the B-Sens. He also had two assists in Binghamton's four playoff games last season.

Mullen was never drafted. After playing four full years at the University of Denver, he was signed by the Los Angeles Kings organization. He had brief stints with the Blackhawks and Canucks organizations. In 302 career AHL regular season games, he has scored 132 points. In 17 career AHL playoff games, he has six points.

With the Mullen signing, the B-Sens' defence corps is starting to take shape. Mullen joins returnees Fredrik Claesson, Troy Rutkowski, and Michael Sdao, OHL-grad Ben Harpur, and newly-signed Guillaume Lepine. It is possible that college defenceman Kevin Tansey also joins the Sens in Binghamton. Finally, Chris Wideman was signed yesterday. It is possible that he is sent to Binghamton, but would have to clear waivers to do so. There is no guarantee the Eddie Shore Award-winner would pass through waivers.

The full news release by the Sens concerning Mullen can found here in English, et ici en français.

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