Defenseman Sergei Gonchar signed a three-year contract worth $5.5 million per season with the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.â†µ
The deal was signed within the first twenty minutes of the opening of the NHL’s free agency period and includes a no-trade clause.â†µ
Gonchar spent the last five seasons with the Penguins, making an All-Star appearance in 2008.â†µ
It was rumored the Penguins were only willing to offer a two-year deal at about $5 million per season.â†µ
More to come on this and other free agent activity later.