Ottawa Senators' 3 Worst Contracts of 2023-24

The Ottawa Senators have once again had a disappointing season in which they are going to miss the playoffs. This is due to some underperforming and the team just failing to take the next step in a year they had to. Let's dive into some of the reasons for that by looking at the three worst contracts on the team this season.

Dominik Kubalik

When the Senators brought in Dominik Kubalik as part of the Alex DeBrincat trade, they were happy since Kubalik has shown that he can produce offensively and score goals. It started to fade last season, but really stood out on Ottawa as he was not the top-six winger or even the bottom-six player the team expected or needed. At a $2.5 million AAV cap hit, Kubalik has given the Senators 11 goals and four assists in 66 games. The team wasn't even able to trade him because of his performance this season. Fortunately for Ottawa, his contract is over after the season.

Joonas Korpisalo

The Senators also thought they got their goalie in the offseason when the team brought in Joonas Korpisalo as a free agent. He had a very strong season for the Columbus Blue Jackets before finishing up strong on the Los Angeles Kings. While the Senators haven't given a ton of help, Korpisalo has been very bad and has a .889 SV% on the season. There are still four more years at $4 million AAV left.

Josh Norris

While I am not adding fuel to the flame because Josh Norris can't seem to stay healthy, it has been a problem. The Senators go into the season with a $7.95 million AAV player and he gets hurt for long periods of time. Before injuries started to play a role, he was a very solid player, scoring 35 goals and 55 points in 66 games. He played just eight games last season and after scoring 16 goals and 30 points in 50 games in 2023-24, he is once again out for the season. Norris' contract runs through 2030, but it wouldn't look that bad if he can overcome the major injuries and start to produce on the trajectory he was on in 2021-22.

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