The Ottawa Senators signed promising center Colin White to a six-year, $28.5 million contract on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old White had 14 goals and 27 assists in 71 games last season. His 41 points marked only the eighth time in franchise history that a rookie scored 40 or more points.
White will make $4 million this season, according to the club. His following salaries break down this way: $4 million in 2020-21, $4.75 million in each of the following three seasons and $6.25 million in 2024-25.
"We've identified Colin as one of our core young players who will help drive our team's success in both the short and long term," Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said in a statement. "Colin plays the 200-foot game that is so coveted in today's NHL. He can skate, play on both special teams, and is a character player and leader who loves hockey and this city.
"While he is coming off a season where he finished among rookie leaders in many categories, we also know he is just scratching the surface of his potential in this league. We're very happy that Colin will be a Senator for the next six years."
White, who was a restricted free agent, was a first-round draft choice (21st overall) in 2015 out of Boston College.