Senators and MacArthur agree to five-year contract extension

TSN.ca Staff with files from the Canadian Press
8/19/2014 4:39:52 PM
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Clarke MacArthur is staying in the nation's capital.

The Ottawa Senators announced on Tuesday the club agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension worth an average annual value of $4.65 million with the veteran forward.

The total value of the contract is $23.25 million, broken down to $4.5 million in each of the contract's first two seasons and $4.75 million in each of the final three seasons.

 MacArthur scored 24 goals and added 31 assists in 79 games during his first season with the Senators in 2013-14.

The 29-year-old signed a two-year, $6.5 million contract with the Senators in 2013 free agency after spending his previous three seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

"Obviously our happiness with his performance last year was a big reason to give him the term that we did," general manager Bryan Murray said Tuesday on a conference call.

"Obviously we're quite happy with what he did," Murray said. "He's in that 20-to-25 goal range on a somewhat consistent basis and he's a real complement to the young players who will end up playing at some point with him. Kyle Turris and him seemed to fit like a glove.

"Whoever plays on the right side I think will really benefit from playing with Clarke and Kyle. To me, it really solidifies a good pair that ... will make our team be a consistent contender."

In 482 career games with the Senators, Leafs, Buffalo Sabres and Atlanta Thrashers, he has scored 117 goals and 268 points.

He was drafted in the third round - 74th overall - of the 2003 NHL Draft by the Sabres.

Clarke MacArthur (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


(Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Senators' 2014-15 Cap Hits


Bobby Ryan - $5.1 million

Milan Michalek - $4 million

Kyle Turris - $3.5 million

Clarke MacArthur - $3.25 million

David Legwand - $3 million

Colin Greening - $2.65 million

Chris Neil - $1.9 million

Zack Smith - $1,887,500

Erik Condra - $1.25 million

Mika Zibanejad - $894,167

Alex Chiasson - $866,667

Mike Hoffman - $750,000

Mark Stone - $603,333


Erik Karlsson - $6.5 million

Jared Cowen - $3.1 million

Marc Methot - $3.0 million

Chris Phillips - $2.5 million

Patrick Wiercioch - $2 million

Eric Gryba - $1.25 million

Cody Ceci - $894,167

Mark Borowiecki - $575,000


Craig Anderson - $3,187,500

Robin Lehner - $2.25 million

Players signed: 23

Senators' Cap Payroll: $54.88 M

2014-15 NHL Cap: $69.0 M

Source: Capgeek

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