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Ottawa Senators sign Brannstrom, Bernard-Docker to deals for next NHL season

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have signed two young players ahead of next season.

Defenceman Erik Brannstrom agreed to a one-year deal, while fellow blueliner Jacob Bernard-Docker has signed a two-year, US$1.61 million contract.

Brannstrom’s contract is for $2 million for the 2023-24 NHL season.

The 23-year-old Swedish defenceman established new career highs in assists (16), points (18) penalty minutes (38) and games (74) with the Senators last season.

Bernard-Docker, 23, split last season with the Belleville Senators in the American Hockey League as well as the Senators.

He earned one assist and posted 11 penalty minutes over 19 games with Ottawa.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 1, 2023.

The Canadian Press