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Senators sign free agent Keller to two-way deal

TSN.ca Staff

6/1/2009 4:37:45 PM

The Ottawa Senators signed free-agent forward Ryan Keller to a one-year, two-way contract on Monday.

Keller spent the last two seasons playing for the Espoo Blues of the Finnish Elite League. In 54 games with the Blues last season, the 25-year-old led the team in goals (21), assists (34) and points (55). He also led the Blues with 22 goals and 44 points, in addition to a team-high plus-minus rating of 22 in his first season in Finland in 2007-08.

Prior playing in Finland, Keller played 70 professional games over parts of two seasons with the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins and Syracuse Crunch, recording 15 goals, 17 assists and 54 penalty minutes.

Keller spent his entire major junior career with his hometown Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League. In four seasons, from 2001-05, Keller scored 120 goals and added 117 assists for 237 points in 257 games, while amassing 283 penalty minutes.