Winger Brady Tkachuk has signed a seven-year, $57.5-million deal with the Ottawa Senators, the team announced Thursday. The deal carries an average annual value of $8.214-million.
— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) October 14, 2021
The final 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
Here’s how the contract breaks down:
• $4.0M in 2021-22
• $6.5M in 2022-23
• $10.5M in 2023-24
• $10.5M in 2024-25
• $10.5M in 2025-26
• $8.5M in 2026-27
• $7.0M in 2027-28.
The deal does not include any signing bonuses.
“This is an exciting day for the Ottawa Senators,” said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion in a statement. “Brady possesses a very dynamic skill set and is a prototypical power forward in today’s NHL. He scores goals, he plays physical and exemplifies what it means to be a pro for all players in our organization.”
Despite signing the same day the Senators’ season starts, the Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli reports Tkachuk is not expected to play in the opener but will be in attendance at the Canadian Tire Centre.
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, Tkachuk, 22, has 60 goals and 65 assists in 198 career NHL games.
The brother of Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk and the son of former NHLer Keith Tkachuk, Brady is considered a key piece of the Senators’ rebuild.
The native of Scottsdale, Ariz., played for the U.S. under-17 and under-18 programs before playing one season of college hockey at Boston University.
Tkachuk also helped the United States win bronze at the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championship.