Ottawa Senators forward Connor Brown signed a three-year, $10.8 million contract, the team announced Thursday. Per the Senators, the deal will see Brown earn $2.8 million in 2020-21 and $4 million in each of the two following seasons. Brown, 26, recorded career highs in assists (27) and points (43) while playing in 71 games with the Senators last season.
Two days ago Ilya Mikheyev and the Toronto Maple Leafs settled on terms for a new contract for the winger, narrowly avoiding arbitration. Considering how few games he played during the COVID-shortened regular season (39) it’s amazing how quickly and completely he managed to win the hearts of Leafs fans. But between his off-ice comments and his on-ice play, manage to win us over he did.
Article content Ilya Mikheyev not only avoided an arbitration date on Wednesday, he’ll be a Maple Leaf at least two more years. Late Tuesday, the 25-year-old winger signed for two years at $1.645 million. After his roller-coaster first season, there was great difficulty determining his value for 2020-21.