OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have signed backup goalie Filip Gustavsson to a two-year deal.

The team said in a release Sunday that the first year of the contract is two-ways and worth US$750,000 in the NHL, while the second year is one-way with a value of $825,000.

Gustavsson made nine appearances for Ottawa last season with a 5-1-2 record, a 2.16 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage.

The 23-year-old from Skelleftea, Sweden also played 13 games with the Sens' American Hockey League affiliate, the Belleville Senators, earning a 5-7-1 record.

The Senators picked Gustavsson in the second round (55th overall) of the 2016 NHL entry draft.

Ottawa general manager Pierre Dorion said in a statement that the team was "very pleased" with the young goalie's performance last season.

“After spending the early part of the year playing in Sweden, it was evident to us that he is committed to continually improve his overall game," Dorion said. "He’s someone we regard as a high-end talent and we’re looking forward to seeing his progress in 2021-22.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 29, 2021.