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Senators sign defenseman Redden to two-year contract

OTTAWA -- Defenseman Wade Redden signed a new contract
Friday to remain with the Ottawa Senators.

Redden has been with team for nine seasons, and could have
become an unrestricted free agent Saturday. He led Ottawa's
defensemen with a career-high 50 points in 65 games last season.

Terms of the two-year deal were not immediately available.

The Senators' top offensive defenseman, Redden would have been
eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on Saturday.

Drafted second overall by the New York Islanders in 1995, Redden
was acquired by the Senators in January 1996 for Bryan Berard
and Martin Straka. The 6-2, 212-pound Redden has registered 88
goals, 336 points and a plus-147 rating in 694 career games.


The Associated Press and SportsTicker contributed to this report.