Ottawa Senators Missed Out on Free-Agent

The Ottawa Senators had one of their busiest offseasons in franchise history as the team was making changes to all elements of their roster. From their starting goaltender out, the Sens made trades and signed players to improve each aspect of their lineup. Turns out they wanted to add another sniper to their mix and came up short.

According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the Sens took a run at Tyler Toffoli, but eventually came up short to the Montreal Canadiens.

Toffoli eventually signed in Montreal after hearing from the Senators, Vancouver Canucks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Nashville Predators, Colorado Avalanche and the Canadiens, where he eventually signed a four-year deal worth $4.25 million annually.

 Last season split between the Los Angeles Kings and Canucks, the 28-year-old Toffoli scored 24 goals and 44 points, which was one of his better seasons of late. His 54 playoff games are also appealing for teams looking to add playoff experience. 

The Senators struck out, while the Canadiens hope they hit a home run. 

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