Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

June 18, 2008 15:17 ET

Senators Sign Defenceman Matt Carkner to a Two-Year Contract

OTTAWA, OTTAWA--(Marketwire - June 18, 2008) - Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today the signing of defenceman Matt Carkner to a two-year contract.

Carkner, 27, spent last season with Ottawa's American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. In 67 games with the B-Sens, he scored 10 goals and added 15 assists for 25 points while recording 218 penalty minutes.

The Winchester, Ont., native was Montreal's second-round choice (58th overall) in the 1999 entry draft. In 2001, he signed a free-agent contract with the San Jose Sharks, spending the next five seasons with the AHL's Cleveland Barons. Carkner made his NHL debut during the 2005-06 season, recording one assist and two penalty minutes in one game with San Jose.

MATT CARKNER, Defence - Shoots right - 6'4", 231 lbs.

Born: Nov. 3, 1980 (Winchester, Ont.) - Drafted: 1999 - Montreal's second-round pick (58th overall)

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