Tim Stutzle scores big with Senators on new 8-year, $66.8M extension

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Whoa! Tim Stutlzle of the Ottawa Senators just scored big with an eight-year extension worth $66.8 million on Wednesday. That works out to an average annual value (AAV) of $8.35 million.

“Reaching a long-term agreement with Tim represents another significant step forward for this organization,” GM Pierre Dorion said in a news release. “Tim is a dynamic offensive player who utilizes an exceptional blend of speed and skill to be a consistent difference maker. He’s electrifying and has quickly become a fan favorite for good reason.”

Senators sign Stutzle to big extension

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Nov 2, 2021; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Wild goaltender Cam Talbot (33) defends his net against Ottawa Senators left wing Tim Stützle (18) in the third period at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

Stutzle, 20, was chosen by Ottawa as the third overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. Selected behind Alexis Lafrenière (New York Rangers) and Quinton Byfield (Los Angeles Kings) respectively, he’s outperformed them both.

Last season, Stutzle set career highs in all major statistical categories. Overall, he ranked second among Sens skaters with 58 points on the strength of 22 goals in 79 games. For his career, he’s registered 87 points in 132 contests.

The extension comes after long-term deals with Claude Giroux (three years, $19.5 million), Josh Norris (eight years, $63.6 million) and Mathieu Joseph (four years, $11.8 million).

“We want to be in the playoffs, and I think that’s why we made the moves,” Stutzle said in August. “We talked about that in the exit meetings too, that we have to make moves to be in the playoffs. They fully committed to that, so everyone is really happy to get back to Ottawa.”

–Field Level Media contributed to this article