Ottawa Senators announce goaltender contract extension

He's back for another two year's in the Canadian capital city.


The Ottawa Senators have solidified some depth in their crease.

They've announced that goaltender Filip Gustavsson has agreed to a two-year contract extension, with one of the years being of the two-way variety; the first (two-way) year of the contract will carry an annual value of $750,000 in the NHL and $125,000 in the AHL. The second (one-way) year of the contract has an annual value of $825,000.

"We were very pleased with Filip's performance last season," said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. "After spending the early part of the year playing in Sweden, it was evident to us that he is committed to continually improve his overall game. He's someone we regard as a high-end talent and we're looking forward to seeing his progress in 2021-22."

Gustavsson, who was originally selected in the second round (55th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins, was traded to the Senators in 2018 along with Ian Cole, a 2018 first-round pick, and a 2019 third-round pick in the deal that saw Derick Brassard head to the Steel City. 

He amassed an impressive record of 5-1-2 in nine appearances with the Senators last season, while posting a team best 2.16 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage. While suiting up with the Belleville Senators of the AHL, he posted a 5-7-1 record