Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk signed a seven-year, $57.5 million contract on Thursday.
Per the team, Tkachuk will receive $4 million this season and $6.5 million in 2022-23 before pocketing $10.5 million over the next three campaigns. He then will receive $8.5 million in 2026-27 and $7 million the following season.
He had been holding out and didn’t appear in any preseason games. It’s unclear when he’ll be ready to join the Senators, who open their season Thursday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
“We’re thrilled to come to a long-term agreement with Brady,” Senators owner and governor Eugene Melnyk said. “He’s a valuable member of our leadership group, is universally respected by his teammates and a player we’re certain will have a significant impact on our success in the seasons ahead.”
Tkachuk, 22, recorded team-best totals with 36 points (17 goals, 19 assists) and 69 penalty minutes in 56 games last season. He has 125 points (60 goals, 65 assists) and 250 penalty minutes in 198 career games since being selected by Ottawa with the fourth overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
“This is an exciting day for the Ottawa Senators,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said. “Brady possesses a very dynamic skill set and is a prototypical power forward in today’s NHL. He scores goals, he plays physical and exemplifies what it means to be a pro for all players in our organization.”
Tkachuk is the younger brother of Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk and son of Keith Tkachuk, who scored 538 career goals during his 18-year NHL career.
–Field Level Media