Senators lock up goalie Robin Lehner for 3 years

The Senators locked up goaltender Robin Lehner for the next three seasons. (Sarah Taylor/QMI Agency)

The Senators locked up goaltender Robin Lehner for the next three seasons. (Sarah Taylor/QMI Agency)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:51 PM ET

OTTAWA - Robin Lehner has signed on the dotted line.

The Senators kept their last remaining restricted free agent in the fold by agreeing to terms on a three-year, $6.675-million deal Thursday morning.

The 23-year Lehner will make an average of $2.225 million over the course of the agreement. He will pull down $1.5 million next season, $2.025 million in 2015-16 and $3.15 million in 2016-17.

Lehner, who has been the club’s backup to Craig Anderson the last two seasons, finished with a 12-15-6 record in 36 appearances last season. He had a .913 save-percentage and a 3.06 GAA.

This deal sets up the Senators to make the Lehner the starter down the road and also gives the club the flexibility to decide what they want to do with Anderson before the end of the season.


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