Senators Sign Vladimir Tarasenko to One-Year, $5 Million Contract

The Ottawa Senators have made a significant move in the NHL free agency by signing winger Vladimir Tarasenko to a one-year contract worth $5 million.

1.Key NHL Free Agent Signing

Tarasenko played for the St. Louis Blues but was traded to the New York Rangers during the 2022-23 season.

2. Previous Team and Trade

Tarasenko has demonstrated his offensive prowess by netting 18 goals and tallying 50 points during the last season, split between St. Louis and New York.

3. Productive Scoring Record

When at his best, Tarasenko is known for his lethal shot and goal-scoring abilities.

4. Lethal Offensive Weapon

Throughout his 11-season career, Tarasenko has achieved the milestone of surpassing 30 goals in a season six times.

5. Multiple 30-Goal Seasons

Tarasenko's impact goes beyond the regular season, as he played a crucial role in the St. Louis Blues' historic run to their first-ever Stanley Cup in the 2019 playoffs, scoring 11 goals during that postseason.

6. Playoff Success

In the past, Tarasenko has faced challenges with his health, undergoing three shoulder surgeries as a Blues player, which impacted his performance from 2019 to 2021.

7. Health Concerns

Despite previous health issues, Tarasenko showed his capabilities at full strength during the 2021-22 campaign, registering 34 goals and 82 points.

8. Strong Return in 2021-22

The Senators signed Tarasenko partly to fill the void left by the departure of Alex DeBrincat, who was traded to the Detroit Red Wings earlier in the offseason.

9. Replacing DeBrincat's Production

Although not as dynamic as DeBrincat, Tarasenko brings valuable offensive firepower and veteran leadership to the Senators, who are in a rebuilding phase.

10. Offensive Firepower and Leadership