Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Senators Agree to Terms with Forward Chris Neil on a One-Year Contract Extension

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Senators Agree to Terms with Forward Chris Neil on a One-Year Contract Extension

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Sens sign Chris Neil to contract extension

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OTTAWA - Forward Chris Neil and the Ottawa Senators agreed to a one-year contract extension worth $1.5 million, the team announced on Saturday night.

"Chris has long been someone who exemplifies strong work ethic and character while striving to be a leader and a good example for our young players," said Senators GM Bryan Murray. "On the ice, he's played quality minutes for us this season and continues to play an important role on our team.

"I'm additionally glad to see him return in light of what could be a significant milestone for him next season and something that would only be fitting to see him achieve in a Senators uniform."

The 36-year-old Neil is in his 14th NHL season and is one of only three players (Erik Karlsson, Jean-Gabriel Pageau) to have appeared in each of Ottawa's 62 games this season. …

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