Ottawa Senators: Ryan Dzingel Signs For Two Years With Sens

OTTAWA, ON - MAY 17: Ryan Dzingel
OTTAWA, ON - MAY 17: Ryan Dzingel /

The Ottawa Senators have avoided arbitration once again and have signed Ryan Dzingel to a two year contract.

The arbitration date was set for July 21st and the deal was signed the same day. It was cut close but the Ottawa Senators will not need an arbitration hearing for any players this summer. Dzingel was signed to a two year 3.6 million dollar contract. With an average annual value of 1.8 million Dzingel was paid closer to what he asked for than what the Sens would have liked to pay.

Dzingel’s Value

Scoring 14 goals and 32 points in his first full season Dzingel has shown to have some offensive upside. His game breaking speed is his best asset and if he can improve his play with the puck, this deal could look like a massive bargain. However, none of that is guaranteed to happen. Dzingel showed inconsistency throughout the year that he will have to prove he can overcome. Otherwise he could find himself stuck on the 4th line permanently.

Contract Positives

The best part about this contract is that it will be up before Karlsson needs to re-sign. This way if Dzingel flounders he won’t need to be under contract when Karlsson starts making a monumental amount of money. Ideally Dzingel will improve on his first season. After all the Sens do have a history of having late bloomers succeed. Just look at Mark Stone and Mike Hoffman. With young players such as Colin White pushing for a spot in the lineup Dzingel will be extra motivated to raise his game this coming season. A good level of competition between teammates can only mean good things for the Ottawa Senators this coming season.

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Final Thoughts

With the Ottawa Senators signing Ryan Dzingel they have successfully completed all of the required moves this off-season. Now we’ll have to see if Dorion has anything else up his sleeve. With six million left in cap space, should the Sens want to make a trade or signing they have the room to do so.