Drake Batherson Commits to a Six Year Deal With the Senators

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.