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Senators sign Sweatt, Conboy to two-way contracts

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TSN.ca Staff
7/11/2011 4:29:31 PM
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The Ottawa Senators signed defenceman Lee Sweatt to a two-year, two-way contract on Monday.

Sweatt spent last season in the Vancouver Canucks organization, playing 41 games with the American Hockey League's Manitoba Moose and three National Hockey League games. With the Moose, the 25-year-old Sweatt scored five goals and added nine assists while accumulating 18 penalty minutes. An undrafted free-agent, Sweatt signed with Vancouver on May 31, 2010.

The Elburn, Illinois native split the 2009-10 season between the Kontinental Hockey League's Riga Dynamo and TPS Turku of the Finnish National League. With Riga he recorded seven points, including two goals and 18 penalty minutes in 37 games. He scored nine goals, seven assists and added eight penalty minutes in 21 games with TPS Turku

Sweatt played four years with the Western Collegiate Athletic Association's Colorado College Tigers, before making his professional debut following the completion of his senior season, recording one assist in 11 games on an amateur tyrout with the AHL's San Antonio Rampage in 2006-07. He spent the 2007-08 season with TPS Turku before joining Salzburg EC of the Austrian Hockey League for 2008-09.

The Senators also signed defenceman Tim Conboy to a one-year, two-way contract.

Conboy spent the 2010-11 season in the Buffalo Sabres' organization, appearing in 70 games with the team's American Hockey League affiliate, the Portland Pirates, where he tallied 12 assists and a career-high 233 penalty minutes. Conboy also recorded two points in 12 post-season contests with Portland.

Lee Sweatt (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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