The Ottawa Senators have started the morning with a couple of minor moves. First off, the Sens have re-signed D Geoff Kinrade to a one-year, two-way contract. Kinrade played for the Baby Sens last year in Binghamton, registering 7 goals and 27 points in 76 games. The Nelson, B.C. native had a successful season last year and this re-signing rounds out the Binghamton defense heading into next season, which should include Patrick Wiercioch, David Hale, Derek Smith, Eric Gryba, Craig Schira, Kinrade, and possibly Brian Lee.
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And while we’re talking about Binghamton, the Murrays have signed prospect Corey Cowick to a three-year entry level contract. Cowick has played the last three years right here in Ottawa, for the 67’s. Corey put on the board 15 goals and 21 points in an inury-plagued 27 games. Cowick lit it up in the playoffs, and his goal-scoring abilities for a 6th-round pick are well-known. This signing means there should be some spots up front ready for a fight in Bingo.
And with yesterday’s and today’s signings, Bryan Murray essentially said this when the press release of the Cowick signing came out:
"“Regarding Ottawa, we’ve done our work and have who we wanted. We’ll be looking at some guys who we think could make the big club this fall, and in a couple of days Tim [Murray] should have a coach ready.”"
It’s been a “quiet” off-season. Even though it started off with a bang, exaclty 16 minutes into Free Agency, nothing major has been done since except re-signings and depth(two-way) signings. With the first pre-season game against the Toronto Maple Laffs coming up, it should be interesting how the line-up shapes out to be.