Senators give Turris five-year extension

1:12 PM, Aug 29, 2012   |    comments
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Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - The Ottawa Senators have signed center Kyle Turris to a five-year contract extension.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but the deal keeps the former first-round pick under contract through the 2017-18 season.

Turris was acquired from Phoenix last December in a trade that sent defenseman David Rundblad and a second-round pick in the 2012 draft to the Coyotes. He was selected by Phoenix with the third overall pick of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

The 23-year-old British Columbia native set career highs last season with 12 goals, 17 assists and 29 points in 55 games. He added a goal and two assists in seven playoff games, scoring the overtime winner in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the New York Rangers.

In 186 career NHL games with Phoenix and Ottawa, Turris has 31 goals and 44 assists for 75 points.

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