NHL Rumors: Senators Facing Decision On Connor Brown

Connor Brown decided to forego his opportunity at free agency the last time around, signing a 3-year deal with the Ottawa Senators one year before becoming an unrestricted free agent. This time around, according to NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman, he might not be so hasty.

The 28-year-old Brown is heading into his contract year this season, and "the word is, that he's planning on seeing if he wants to test the market," said Friedman. "That's going to make (for) a choice for Ottawa — do they let him play out, or do they decide to make a move? I think (the ball is) in the Senators' court, because I think he's going to want to see what the market is going to be."

Brown has one year left on his 3-year, $10.8M deal signed with Ottawa in 2020, with a $3.6M AAV and cap hit. 

In his 3rd year with the Senators, Brown tallied 39 points on 10 goals and 29 assists. He had a career-high 9 power play goals, but also set a few career-lows: shot percentage (8.3), hits (14) and plus-minus (minus-15).

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