Aug 19, 2014, 4:44 PM EST
Clarke MacArthur left a big impression on the Ottawa Senators in his first season with them and the team is rewarding him handsomely.
The Senators announced they’ve signed the 29-year-old forward to a five-year extension worth $23.25 million. That comes out to a cap hit of $4.65 million per year.
MacArthur joined the Senators last season after spending the three previous campaigns with the Toronto Maple Leafs and turned in a solid offensive year with 24 goals and 55 points. His goal total was second on the team behind Kyle Turris‘ 26. Points-wise he was fourth on the Sens, and now with Jason Spezza off to Dallas, they’ll need him to step his game up a bit to make up for the loss. At least they’ve still got Turris and that Erik Karlsson guy to spearhead the attack.
MacArthur settling into Ottawa will be something a bit new for him after blazing a trail from the Buffalo Sabres to the Atlanta Thrashers and ultimately the Maple Leafs before landing in Ottawa.
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