The Ottawa Senat0rs have re-signed center Kyle Turris to a five-year, $17.5 million contract extension, worth an average cap hit of $3.5 million. Turris, 23, has one year remaining on his current contract (at a cap hit of $1.4 million).
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Nice little raise there for Turris, who had 29 points in 49 games after joining the Senators in a mid-season trade from the Phoenix Coyotes. I would question, however, if he’s worth that much. Granted, Turris has considerable promise, and certainly seemed to blossom with the Senators, but that’s still a gamble on a player who has yet to net more than 29 points in a season. If he achieves his potential, however, this could be considered a bargain over time.