Ottawa Senators sign forward Magnus Paajarvi to one-year contract extension


OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators signed forward Magnus Paajarvi to a US$900,000, one-year contract extension Wednesday.

The 27-year-old Swede had six goals and two assists in 35 games with the Senators last season after being claimed off waivers from the St. Louis Blues.

“We’re happy to have Magnus back in Ottawa,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said in a release. “He showed us last season that he can play the game with speed, which fits with the style of play we want our team to exhibit.

“Magnus is a versatile player who will be able to provide us productive minutes in many situations.”

Paajarvi spent four-plus seasons with the Blues after beginning his career with a three-season run with the Edmonton Oilers.

In 387 career NHL regular-season games, Paajarvi has 105 points (51-54) and 72 penalty minutes.

Paajarvi, who was drafted by the Oilers with the 10th overall pick in 2009, helped Sweden win gold at the recent world hockey championship in Denmark. He had three goals over 10 games.

The Canadian Press