Chris Tierney has agreed to a two-year deal. First year 2.8M Second year is 4.2M AAV is 3.5 million. #Sens like what he brings to the table as a veteran.
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) October 26, 2020
Chris Tierney Re-Signs With the Senators
Tierney has played six seasons in the NHL between the San Jose Sharks and the Senators. In 71 games with Ottawa last season, the Keswick, Ontario native put up 11 goals and 26 assists for 37 points. This marked the 6th time he’d scored at least 20 points in a season. A skilled player down the middle for Ottawa, he has become one of the key pieces in their lengthy re-build.
In 2018, Tierney was one of the key pieces going to Ottawa in the Erik Karlsson trade. At the time, he had come off of a career-best season where he scored 40 points. He would follow it up the next season by topping his previous best, scoring nine goals and 39 assists in 81 games during the 2018-19 campaign.
What This Means for the Future
Tierney is a valued asset for the Senators organization. He is a leader on and off the ice and brings some veteran experience to a team with an increasingly young roster. Although he might not be the most offensively productive player, he certainly has proven he has a winning attitude. He has been one of the team’s best centremen in his short time in Canada’s capital. He has won over 50 percent of his draws as a member of the team. On top of his ability at the dot, he has proven to be a valued member of the team’s special teams units.
With the recently drafted Tim Stuetzle expected to play for the team soon, Tierney will play a part in his development. Colin White is the team’s top-line centre. Throwing a young player onto that line might be detrimental to their development. However, playing on the wing alongside Tierney, or down the middle behind him on the third line, will yield positive results for Ottawa and Stuetzle.
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