Worth nearly $8 million over three years
The Ottawa Senators signed St. John’s native Colin Greening to a three-year contract extension on Monday.
Colin Greening will remain in Ottawa for the next couple of weeks, working out and monitoring progress — or lack of it — in the contract dispute between the National Hockey League and the union representing its players. If the NHL lockout continues beyond that time, the Senators’ forward will more seriously explore the possibility of playing in Europe.
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The 27-year-old left-winger was set to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2013-2014 season.
He’ll make just over $800,000 this season under terms of his present deal. Greening’s new contract will kick in for the 2014-15 season, when he’ll earn $2 million. His salary will rise to $2.75 million in 2015-16 and to $3.2 million in 2016-17.
The average cap hits is $2.65 million annually.
Greening, who was a seventh-round pick of the Senators in 2005, had eight goals and 11 assists with Ottawa in 47 games during the lockout-shortened 2013 campaign. He added three goals and an assist in 10 playoff games.
Overall, the six-foot-two, 217-pound Cornell product has 31 goals and 38 assists in 153 career NHL games.