After performing admirably at the AHL level the past two seasons, Ryan Dzingel got his chance with the Senators last season and put up 11 points in 30 games. For a reward, he has signed a one-year, two-way deal according to a team release. The team also released the financials; Dzingel will earn $750K at the NHL level, and just $72.5K in the AHL.
Since being selected with the 204th overall selection in the 2011 entry draft, Dzingel has put up points at every level. First, he went to Ohio State where he led the team in scoring for three straight seasons. After leaving college in 2013, the Illinois native has scored 31 goals in 119 AHL games, and made a good impression on his coaching staff while playing 30 games in the NHL last season.
The 24-year old will now try and fight his way back onto the bottom half of a roster that is looking to compete for the playoffs again, and prove that he can provide defensive responsibility while still producing in limited minutes. He’s already beat the odds of making it to the NHL, now he’ll try and stick.