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Senators sign free agent forward Jesse Winchester to one-year deal

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators have signed free-agent forward Jesse Winchester to a one-year contract, the club announced Monday.

In 40 games with the Colgate University Red Raiders this season, he scored eight goals and added a team-and league-leading 29 assists for 37 points

The 6-1, 215-pounder played in 143 games over his four-year career with Colgate, scoring 40 goals and adding 74 assists for 114 points while adding 158 penalty minutes.

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Winchester spent much of his amateur hockey career in the Ottawa area, playing for the Cornwall Colts of the Central Junior Hockey League before attending Colgate.