Winger Brady Tkachuk has signed a seven-year, $ 57.5 million contract with the Ottawa Senators, the team announced Thursday. The agreement has an average annual value of $ 8,214 million.
– Ottawa Senators (@Senators) October 14, 2021
The last restricted free agent remaining this season, Tkachuk signed hours before Ottawa’s opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.
– brady tkachuk (@ BradyTkachuk71) October 14, 2021
This is how the contract is broken:
• $ 4.0 million in 2021-22
• $ 6.5 million in 2022-23
• $ 10.5 million in 2023-24
• $ 10.5 million in 2024-25
• $ 10.5 million in 2025-26
• $ 8.5 million in 2026-27
• $ 7.0 million in 2027-28.
The deal does not include signing bonuses.
“This is an exciting day for the Ottawa Senators,” Senators General Manager Pierre Dorion said in a statement. “Brady has a very dynamic skill set and is a typical power forward in the NHL today. He scores goals, plays physicality and exemplifies what it means to be a professional for every player in our organization.”
Despite signing on the same day the Senators season begins, Frank Seravalli of the Daily Faceoff reports Tkachuk is not expected to play in Game 1, but will be present at the Canadian Tire Center.
Tkachuk led the Senators with 36 points (17 goals, 19 assists) in 56 games last season.
The fourth overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, 22-year-old Tkachuk has 60 goals and 65 assists in 198 career NHL games.
Brady, brother of Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk, and son of former NHLer Keith Tkachuk, is considered a key player in the Senators’ rebuilding.
Born in Scottsdale, Arizona, he played for the US Under-17s and Under-18s programs before playing a season of college hockey at Boston University.
Tkachuk also helped the United States win bronze at the 2018 World Youth Hockey Championships.