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Huge contract extension for Jake Sanderson

The Ottawa Senators offered defenseman Jake Sanderson an eight-year contract extension on Wednesday.

The fifth overall pick in the 2020 draft will receive an annual salary of $8.05 million beginning in the 2024-25 season. The total value of his new pact is $64.4 million. This year, he will complete his rookie deal.

Last year, in his only season in the National Hockey League (NHL), Sanderson hit the target four times and provided 28 assists for 32 points in 77 games.

The “Sens” indicated that a non-movement clause allowing him to choose 10 teams with which he does not want to evolve has been negotiated for the last three years of the agreement.

“Jake’s transition to professional hockey has been seamless,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said in a statement. He is a very mature young man, who has shown that he can play important minutes.

“He has the talent to be one of the best defensemen in the NHL for many years to come,” added the DG. We are very happy to have another young member of our core under contract for a long time.