Senators sign MacEwen to 3-year, $2.325M contract

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The Ottawa Senators signed forward Zack MacEwen to a three-year contract with an average annual value of $775,000, the team announced Thursday.

MacEwen scored four goals and 10 points in 56 games last season between the Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings. He was traded to the Kings prior to the deadline for Brendan Lemieux and a 2024 fifth-round pick. Los Angeles didn't tender him a qualifying offer Friday, making him an unrestricted free agent.

The soon-to-be 27-year-old racked up 66 penalty minutes in 2022-23. His 110 PIM in the previous campaign ranked ninth league-wide.

"Zack's a player with strong character who adds increased physicality to our lineup," Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said in a statement. "He's a hard-nosed, competitive player who's a tenacious forechecker and who demonstrates a routine willingness to go to the hard areas."

MacEwen has played 186 career games with the Vancouver Canucks, Flyers, and Kings, accruing 13 goals, 28 points, and 245 PIM.

The Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, native was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Canucks in March 2017.