Senators sign Tyler Ennis to one-year contract after losing Colin White
Forward Tyler Ennis signed a one-year, $900,000 contract with the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.
Ennis, 32, received the contract after joining the team on a professional tryout contract. He has been held off the scoresheet in three preseason games with Ottawa.
Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said he has liked what he’s seen from Ennis, who recorded 33 points (14 goals, 19 assists) in 61 games during his first stint with Ottawa in 2019-20.
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Senators sign Tyler Ennis
“Tyler has had a strong training camp,” Dorion said. “He’s a highly skilled veteran whose leadership qualities should prove as valuable as they were here two seasons ago. He’s capable of generating offense both at 5-on-5 and on the power play, and with an ability to play both wing positions, he’ll be a good addition for us at forward.”
Ennis had nine points (three goals, six assists) in 30 games last season for the Edmonton Oilers.
He has collected 322 points (136 goals, 186 assists) in 643 career games with the Buffalo Sabres, Minnesota Wild, Toronto Maple Leafs, Senators and Oilers. He was selected by the Sabres with the 26th overall pick of the 2008 NHL Draft.
Colin White needs shoulder surgery
Ottawa Senators center Colin White is expected to undergo surgery on his dislocated shoulder and be sidelined four-to-six months, head coach D.J. Smith announced Thursday.
White, 24, sustained the injury after administering a check on Dave Kampf during the first period of the Senators’ preseason game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday. Smith said the following day that White was in line to miss a “significant amount of time.”
White recorded 18 points (10 goals, eight assists) in 45 games last season.
He has 88 points (33 goals, 55 assists) in 200 career games since being selected by the Senators with the 21st overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.
–Field Level Media