Senators sign centre Zack MacEwen

Zack MacEwen (Andrew McQuillan, Wikimedia Commons)

According to Rogers Sportsnet on Thursday, the Ottawa Senators have signed centre Zack MacEwen of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island to a three-year contract worth $2.3 million. The 26-year-old forward is joining his fourth National Hockey League team following three seasons with the Vancouver Canucks (2018 to 2021), two seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers (2021 to 2023), and one season with the Los Angeles Kings (2022 to 2023).

Last season with the Flyers and Kings, MacEwen had four goals and six assists for 10 points in 56 games. He was a -11 with 66 penalty minutes, three game-winning goals, 73 shots on goal, 15 faceoff wins, 29 blocked shots, 150 hits, 13 takeaways, and 13 giveaways.

All three of MacEwen’s game-winning goals this past season came while with the Flyers. The game-winners came in a 3-1 Flyers win over the Nashville Predators on October 22, in a 2-1 Flyers win over the Ottawa Senators on November 5, and in a 4-0 Flyers win over the Buffalo Sabres on January 9. Left winger Nicolas Deslauriers of Lasalle, Quebec had the secondary assist on the game-winning goal MacEwen scored against the Sabres.

Undrafted, MacEwen played his junior career in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. There he played for the Gatineau Olympiques and Moncton Wildcats. During his NHL career, MacEwen has also played seven postseason games with the Canucks and Kings.



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