The Ottawa Senators have re-signed forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau to a three-year contract with an average annual value of the contract of $3.1 million US.
Pageau will get $2.6 million in the contract’s first year, followed by payouts of $3.3 million and $3.4 million.
The 24-year-old native of Gatineau, Que., led the Senators with eight goals in the post-season as Ottawa advanced to the Eastern Conference final. He had four goals, including the game winner, in Ottawa’s 6-5 double-overtime win over the New York Rangers in Game 2 of their conference semifinal.
Pageau was one of just three Ottawa players to appear in each of the team’s 82 regular season games, scoring 12 goals and adding 21 assists.
Selected by the Senators in the fourth round, 96th overall, of the 2011 NHL draft, Pageau has recorded 101 points (45 goals, 56 assists) and 71 penalty minutes over 251 NHL games.