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Senators sign Matinpalo to one-year, two-way extension


The Ottawa Senators have signed defenceman Nikolas Matinpalo to a one-year, two way contract extension worth $775,000, the team announced.

“Nikolas is a steady defensive defenceman who impressed while making his transition to the North American game last season,” Senators president of hockey operations and general manager Steve Staios said in a release. “He held a key shutdown role in Belleville, was a strong penalty killer and performed well in NHL games when he was recalled to Ottawa."

The 25-year-old old made his North American debut in 2023-24, playing four NHL games with the Senators.

Matinpalo played 67 games with the AHL's Belleville Senators, recording four goals and 10 assists.

The Espoo, Finland native originally signed with Ottawa as an undrafted free agent in May of 2023.