Ottawa Senators clearing plate as big issues await

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray. (QMI AGENCY FILE PHOTO)

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray. (QMI AGENCY FILE PHOTO)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:06 PM ET

The Senators continue to tie up some minor, looser ends as they warm up to the bigger issues that await them this summer.

Signed Wednesday was forward Max McCormick, a former Buckeye who Ottawa selected in the sixth round of the 2011 entry draft. McCormick, a 22-year old from De Pere, WI, scored 36 goals and 52 assists in 104 games over three seasons at Ohio State. He is considered a hard nosed, character player who is projected to be a third or fourth liner for the Senators in another 2-3 seasons.

The Senators' other two signings since their season ended have been 28-year old defenceman Patrick Mullen, who played 20 regular season and four playoff games for their minor league affiliate in Binghamton last season and is the son of former NHL star Joe Mullen, and forward Ryan Dzingel, who was a teammate of McCormick's at Ohio State and a 2014 Hobey Baker Award finalist.


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