Ottawa Senators forward Tim Stützle agreed to an eight-year, $66.8 million contract extension on Wednesday, general manager Pierre Dorion said.
Consequently, he will complete his entry pact this year before starting his next deal, which will earn him an average of $8.35 million per campaign.
The 20-year-old German is the one of the Ottawa organization's up-and-coming players.
In 2021-2022, he had 22 goals and 36 assists for 58 points in 79 games. In his first career National League season a year prior, he totaled 29 points in 53 games.
Stützle was the third overall pick in the 2020 Bettman League Draft.
“Concluding a long-term agreement with Tim represents another significant step for this club, Dorion said in a press release.
He is a dynamic attacking player using an exceptional mix of speed and skill to consistently be a difference maker.
While electrifying, he quickly became a fan favorite for good reason.”
Dorion had a prosperous summer to say the least, hiring veteran Claude Giroux in particular, in addition to trading for the services of Alex DeBrincat and Cam Talbot.