With training camp set to begin later this month, the Ottawa Senators have locked up another of their important, restricted free agents.
The club has re-signed winger Drake Batherson to a six-year deal worth $29.85 million. The deal is relatively inexpensive in the first two years at $2.5M in 2021-22 then $3.5M in 2022-23. He then gets a big raise in 2023-24 at $5.4M for each of the next two years and then $6.5M in 2025-26 and $6.55M in 2026-27. The deal carries a cap hit of $4.975 million – the highest cap hit among Senator forwards...for now. Brady Tkachuk will eventually surpass that number.