Senators backup goaltender Robin Lehner agreed to a three-year contract with the team that will pay him a reported $6.675 million over the life of the deal.
The 23-year-old Lehner, who is the team’s No. 2 netminder behind Craig Anderson, played in 36 games last year, compiling a 12-15-6 record with a 3.06 goals against average. In 61 career NHL contests, Lehner is 21-24-10 with a 2.82 GAA and .918 save percentage.
Lehner was a second-round pick (No. 46 overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft and helped the Binghamton Senators win the 2010-11 Calder Cup. Lehner earned the Jack. A. Butterfield Trophy as the postseason MVP.
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Anderson has one more year remaining on his contract, so Lehner could be the team’s starter in 2015-16 if the Senators believe he’s ready.