After spending just one season with the Ottawa Senators, Alex Chiasson was set to become a restricted free agent. Although after qualifying the 24 year-old, Chiasson and the Senators weren’t able to hammer out a new deal and had to have a NHL arbitrator come in and resolve the negotiations between the two parties. Finally, after Ottawa offering a one year, $1M contract and Alex asking for $2.475M, it was settled with the arbitrator leaned closer to the side of the Senators when it was announced during the hearing that Chiasson was awarded a one year, $1.2M contract.
BREAKING: National Hockey League arbitrator has awarded #Sens forward Alex Chiasson a one-year contract at $1.2 million.
— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) July 26, 2015
Chiasson, the Montreal, Quebec native, came to Ottawa last summer during the Jason Spezza exchange with the Dallas Stars. In this last season, Chiasson appeared in 76 regular season games, scoring 11 goals and 15 assists. He was just shy of nine points for tying his career high of 35 in the season prior.
He was drafted by Dallas in the 2009 NHL entry draft in the second round, at 38th overall.
With today’s award, Chiasson is scheduled to once again be a restricted free agent next summer.
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Main Photo Caption: OTTAWA, ON – MARCH 19: Alex Chiasson #90 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates a second period goal against the Boston Bruins with team mates Marc Methot #3 and Erik Condra #22 at Canadian Tire Centre on March 19, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)