The Ottawa Senators figure to have the highest paid goalie in the AHL next season.
Rather than bet on Mike Condon being able to return to NHL form after missing the 2018-19 campaign with a hip injury, the Senators have re-signed Anders Nilsson to a two-year contract that carries an average annual value of $2.6 million.
That gives the Senators three veteran puck stoppers, with Craig Anderson ($4.75 million) and Condon ($2.4 million) entering the final year of their deals.
Nilsson, who is coming off a contract that had a $2.5 million AAV, was obtained in a trade with the Vancouver Canucks in January.
The 29-year-old proved to be a good fit, a backup who was raved about by Craig Anderson. In 24 games, Nilsson had a 11-11-0 record with a 2.90 goals against average and .914 save percentage.
Also in the Senators system are Filip Gustavsson, who management believes will be their goalie of the future, Joey Daccord, who was signed go a one year deal in April, and Marcus Hogberg, who is a restricted free agent.
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