Redden signs 2-year deal with Senators Staff

6/29/2006 2:59:00 PM

The Ottawa Senators have locked up one of their elite blueliners, as sources tell TSN the team has signed defenceman Wade Redden to a two-year contract.

Speculation is that the deal is worth $13 million. The team is expected to make a formal announcement over the next 24 hours.

Redden, 29, was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on Saturday.

Redden scored 50 points, and posted a plus-35 rating, in 65 regular season games in 2005-2006, then added ten points in nine playoff games.

During his nine-year career in Ottawa, Redden has tallied 336 points in 694 games, with an impressive plus-147 rating.

More to follow.