Thursday, May 19, 2011

Greening Signs 3 Year Deal

Colin Greening at the Sens Skills competition
The Senators announced today that they have signed rookie forward Coilin Greening to a fresh 3 year contract. The Newfoundland native split his time between Binghamton and Ottawa this season, but apparently is in the long term plans for the Sens, as this is a one way deal for all 3 seasons.

The fact that it's a 1 way deal is a bit surprising to me, but financials have not been released as of yet, so I would imagine it's somewhere in the 800k range, which makes it more resonable. Greening is currently playing in Binghamton, helping the farm team reach the AHL final with a measly 3 points in 17 games.

Bryan Murray's take from the Senators site:

"He’s a player that we thought would take a little more time (to develop)," Murray said of Greening. "But the opportunity after the trade deadline to play games in Ottawa helped him a great deal. His skating, his size and his strength are his biggest assets. He knows how to check, he’s a willing worker ... we think he can be a regular player in Ottawa next year."
Thoughts on the Greening signing?

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