The Ottawa Senators have avoided arbitration with Connor Brown by signing the forward to a three-year, $10.8-million United States agreement.

The Senators and Brown were set up to have an arbitration hearing Thursday.Brown had 16 objectives and

27 assists over 71 video games for the Senators last season. His 27 helps and 43 points were profession highs. The 26-year-old from Toronto was chosen

by the Maple Leafs in the sixth round, 156th in general, at the 2012 NHL draft. He was acquired by Ottawa in addition to defenceman Nikita Zaitsev in a July 1, 2019 trade that sent defencemen Cody Ceci and Ben Harpur to Toronto. Brown has 142 points( 59 objectives, 83 helps )and 68 charge minutes over 324 career NHL video games with Toronto and Ottawa."We're very delighted to have Connor back under contract, "Senators basic manager Pierre Dorion

stated in a release."He brings a veteran existence to our lineup and is a gamer who can play in different situations." He's long lasting, has a strong work principles with great practice habits and is considered as a leader

by his teammates."