The Ottawa Senators re-signed star forward Tim Stützle to an eight-year, $66.8 million extension on Wednesday. The 2022-23 season will be the last season on his rookie, entry-level deal before this new extension kicks in.
The 20-year-old German broke out in his sophomore NHL campaign after moving to his more natural center position after spending the majority of his rookie season on the wing. In 79 games, the former third overall draft selection recorded 58 points.
Stützle’s the latest young star in the league to sign a max-length deal during the NHL’s current flat cap era.