Senators Lock Center Chris Tierney to a 2-Year, $7 Million Deal

Chris Tierney with Ottawa Senators in 2018. Photo by Daniel Lea/CSM/Shutterstock (10019449at)

Ottawa Senators announced on Tuesday that they have reached a contract agreement with center Chris Tierney. According to the team, Tierney inked a two-year deal worth $7 million.

Tierney, who finished the 2019/20 with 11 goals and 26 assists for 37 points, was a restricted free agent and heading toward an arbitration hearing next month. 

In a statement issued after the deal was made official, Senators’ general manager Pierre Dorion said that he’s pleased with keeping Tierney in Ottawa and that the team views as an important piece of their lineup.

“He’s a reliable veteran who has very good hockey sense and who is consistently among our best centers in faceoff success rate,” said Dorion.

Chris Tierney started his career with San Jose Sharks, where he played 284 games in four seasons and accumulated 104 regular-season points. Sharks traded him to the Senators in 2018 as part of the deal that landed them All-Star defenseman Erik Karlsson.

Tierney has increased his average production since coming to Ottawa, as he managed to score 20 goals, and dish 65 assists in 152 appearances on ice.