The Prime Minister is staying in Ottawa. Well, at least unofficially at the moment, and we're not talking about Stephen Harper either.
Sens coach Dave Cameron, who shares a name but not a country with the British Prime Minister, has agreed to a two-year deal with the Sens. As if there was any question it would happen.
"It's agreed to and we're waiting on some language," (general manager Bryan) Murray said. "One paragraph to make it firm."
Cameron was promoted in December to replace the fired Paul MacLean. At that point, the Senators were 11-11-5 in the Eastern Conference. The playoffs? Ha, that didn’t seem like it was going to happen.
But Ottawa’s young players developed at a rapid rate under Cameron. The Sens went on a scorching hot 23-4-4 pace to finish the regular season and went 32-15-8 under Cameron. He was brought in to be more of a teacher to the younger players. And they took off quickly under him.
Also per NHL.com
Cameron was already under contract to the Senators for the next two years. This new contract reflects his status as coach and rewards the success Ottawa had after he took over.
Suddenly the core of Erik Karlsson, Mark Stone and Kyle Turris seems to be a potent group for the future.
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