Tuesday: The Senators have officially announced the contract.
Monday: After re-signing winger Anthony Duclair earlier today, the Senators aren’t done for the day just yet. CapFriendly reports that Ottawa has inked defenseman Andreas Englund to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay him the league minimum $700K in the NHL and $80K at the minor league level.
The 23-year-old has spent the majority of his professional career at the minor league level but has seen NHL action in each of the last three seasons. In 2018-19, he played in 68 games with AHL Belleville, recording 14 points. He also got into three games with Ottawa and was held off the scoresheet.
Intriguingly, Englund actually accepted an amount below his qualifying offer of $735K. While doing so allowed him to get a small increase in his AHL pay, it also might help his chances of sticking around in the NHL. He’s eligible for waivers in 2018-19 so if he can’t crack Ottawa’s roster on a full-time basis, the low price tag could help his odds of getting claimed off the waiver wire.