Sens C Kelly re-signs with 4-year, $8.5M contract

Updated: June 21, 2008, 2:09 PM ET
Associated Press

OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators signed center Chris Kelly to a four-year, $8.5 million deal Saturday.

Chris Kelly

Kelly

Center
Ottawa Senators

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2008 Season Stats
GM G A PTS +/- PIM
75 11 19 30 3 30
Kelly was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent when his current one-year contract with Ottawa, worth $1.263 million, expires on July 1.

"It's a great feeling," Kelly said. "I've only ever been on a one-year deal other than my entry-level contract. I couldn't imagine being in a better spot for another four years. I didn't really want to move."

The speedy penalty-killing specialist had played every game of the last three seasons until a leg injury sidelined him for the last seven games of this past regular season and Ottawa's four playoff games.

Kelly has 36 goals and 62 assists in 243 regular-season games, all with the Senators.


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