The Ottawa Senators have signed ahead Evgenii Dadonov to a three-year, $15-million US contract.

Dadonov had 47 factors (25 objectives, 22 assists) in 69 video games with the Florida Panthers final season. He led the workforce with a career-best 11 power-play objectives.

The native of Chelyabinsk, Russia, has scored a minimum of 25 objectives in every of the final three seasons since returning to the NHL from Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League.

Chosen by Florida within the third spherical, 71st total, of the 2007 NHL draft, Dadonov, 31, moved between the Panthers and their American Hockey League affiliate over his first three seasons in North America.

He was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes through the 2011-12 season however by no means performed for the NHL membership, ending off his season with the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers.

Dadonov returned to Russia following the expiration of his entry-level contract and honed his recreation in 5 seasons within the KHL, two with Donbass HC and three with St. Petersburg SKA. He had 30 objectives and 30 assists over 53 video games in his ultimate season at St. Petersburg.

Dadonov returned to the Panthers as a free agent on July 1, 2017, agreeing to a three-year, $12 million contract.

Over 281 profession NHL video games, Dadonov has recorded 202 factors (91 objectives, 111 assists) and 42 penalty minutes.

“We’re thrilled to have come to an settlement with Evgenii,” Senators basic supervisor Pierre Dorion mentioned in a launch. “He is an elite offensive expertise and a really constant scorer as demonstrated by his level totals during the last three seasons. It is a key signing for us because it provides a participant who will assist us produce offensively and one with a confirmed observe document on the power-play.”

Dadonov has represented Russia on a number of events and helped his nation win gold on the 2007 under-18 championship in Finland and the 2014 world championship in Belarus.

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