News Release: Senators agree to terms with forward Milan Michalek on a three-year contract
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has agreed to terms with left wing Milan Michalek on a three-year contract.
Michalek, 29, was originally acquired by the Senators along with forward Jonathan Cheechoo from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Dany Heatley and a fifth-round draft pick in the 2010 NHL Draft on Sept. 12, 2009.
A native of Jindrichuv Hradec in the Czech Republic, Michalek currently sits in a tie for 15th place in franchise history having accumulated 180 points (96 goals, 84 assists) over 314 games in a Senators uniform. His 96 goals in five seasons with Ottawa see him rank 12th among all-time Senators in that category.
A two-time (2010 and 2014) Olympian while with the Senators, Michalek established an individual season-high in scoring a team-best 35 goals for Ottawa in 2011-12. An NHL All-star that same season, Michalek has registered 394 points (187 goals, 207 assists) over 631 career NHL games with San Jose and Ottawa.
Michalek was originally selected by the Sharks with the sixth overall pick in the 2003 NHL Draft.
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