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Ottawa Senators re-sign forward Antoine Vermette to two-year contract

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators finally have Antoine Vermette’s signature on a contract extension.

The 25-year-old agreed to a US$5.25-million, two-year deal with the team on Thursday. He earned US$1.075 million last year. Vermette recorded career highs in both goals (24) and points (53) while appearing in 81 games for the Senators last season.

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He was also among the league leaders with a 56.7 per cent faceoff win rate.

In 297 career games with Ottawa, Vermette has 71 goals and 139 points.