Senators, Dave Cameron agree on 2-year contract extension

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All that's left is putting pen to paper.

The Ottawa Senators and head coach Dave Cameron have agreed upon a two-year contract extension, general manager Bryan Murray confirmed Tuesday.

"It's agreed to and we're waiting on some language," Murray qualified. "One paragraph to make it firm."

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports the deal puts Cameron among the highest-paid rookie coaches.

It's believed Cameron's two-year deal will be in the neighbourhood of $1.6 million ($800,000 per-season) which would put him at the higher end of new coaches but that's because of what the club accomplished last season.

Cameron, who took over coaching duties after the dismissal of Paul MacLean on Dec. 8, posted a regular-season record of 32-15-8 in 55 games, thanks in part to a legendary run by goalie Andrew Hammond.

The Sens' success down the stretch was, however, also backed by improved possession numbers under Cameron's tutelage.

Ottawa's season came to an end courtesy of a first-round playoff defeat at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens, but Murray clearly saw enough from Cameron to warrant a commitment for the next two seasons.

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