Mathieu Joseph Re-Signs with Ottawa Senators

Mathieu Joseph Re-SignsMathieu Joseph has signed a four-year, $11.8-million contract extension with the Ottawa Senators.— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) July 28, 2022
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The Ottawa Senators signed their restricted free agent right winger. Mathieu Joseph re-signs with the Senators on a four-year contract worth $11.8 million, or $2.95 million AAV per season. This contract carries him through the 2025-26 season.

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RFA Winger Mathieu Joseph Re-Signs With the Ottawa Senators

Over his four-year NHL career, Joseph has played for the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Ottawa Senators. He has put up 41 goals and 41 assists for 82 career points in 232 career NHL games. He was originally drafted in the 4th round, 120th overall of the 2015 NHL draft by the Lightning.

Last season he scored 12 goals and 18 assists for 30 points, split between Tampa Bay and Ottawa. He also added 29 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers were 45.8% and 54% percent CorsiĀ and a relative Corsi of -6.4% and 4.7% with Tampa Bay and Ottawa, respectively.

What This Means for the Future

There are lots of benefits from the fact that Mathieu Joseph re-signs with the Senators, as he brings good energy to a lineup with no shortage of it. He looks to continue the success he had with the Sens after coming over in the Nick Paul trade. He had 12 points and was a plus-8, along with the aforementioned impressive Corsi ratings in just 11 games with the Senators to finish off the 2021-22 season.

In Joseph, the Senators are getting a young winger, who can fill many different roles. His career projection is in alignment with many of the Senators youthful core. Furthermore, he should continue to supplement top point producers and provide some always-wanted scoring depth. Another key component is the six games and added two assists in Tampa Bay’s 2021 Stanley Cup run. This vital playoff experience should support the Senators as a team wanting to make that leap to a playoff team and eventually into contenders.