The Ottawa Senators have locked up another one of their RFAs today, signing Fredrik Claesson to a one-year, two-way deal according to a team release. The young defenseman will earn $700K in the NHL, while just $100K should he play at the AHL level.
The 23-year old Claesson got into 16 games with the Senators this season, actually skating alongside Erik Karlsson for most of them. He put up two points in his limited time with the big club, but has shown enough for them to re-sign him to a contract above the minimum.
Claesson will head to camp looking to break with the team for the first time, as he competes with players like Chris Wideman and Mike Kostka for ice time. The former fifth-round pick has played well for the Binghamton Senators since coming over from Sweden in 2012.