OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have signed slick forward Alex Kovalev to a two-year contract.
The 16-year veteran spent the past six seasons with the Montreal Canadiens.
Kovalev led the Canadiens with 26 goals and 65 points in 2008-09.
Earlier in the day, Canadiens GM Bob Gainey said Kovalev would not be returning to Montreal next season.
The Senators are Kovalev’s fourth NHL team.
In 1,151 career games, he has scored 394 goals and 547 assists for 941 points, while adding 1,200 penalty minutes.