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OTTAWA, O.N. - The Ottawa Senators announced today the club has re-signed forward Colin Greening to a three-year, one-way contract and forward Zack Smith to a two-year, one-way contract.
Greening, 25, split the 2010-11 season with both the Senators and the team’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators In 59 games with the B-Sens he recorded 40 points (15 goals, 25 assists) while adding 41 penalty minutes. He also registered a plus-12 rating while finishing the season ranked second among team rookies in scoring.
A native of St. John’s, N.L., Greening was recalled by the Senators for the first time in his career on Jan. 31 and made his NHL debut two nights later in a 2-1 Ottawa loss at New Jersey. In 24 regular-season games with the Senators, Greening registered 13 points (six goals, seven assists) and 10 penalty minutes while concluding the season ranked second among Ottawa team rookies in scoring. He is also one of three team rookies (Butler, Condra) to record multiple-goal games this year.
Upon reassignment to Binghamton at the end of Ottawa’s regular season, Greening has helped the B-Sens advance to the 2011 Calder Cup final, recording three points (one goal, two assists) over 17 post-season contests.
Greening was Ottawa’s seventh-round selection, 204th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Smith spent time with both the Senators and the team’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators this season. He set NHL career highs by playing 55 games, recording four goals and five assists, along with 120 penalty minutes. His 120 penalty minutes were the fourth-highest total among National Hockey League rookies this season. In parts of three seasons, Smith has recorded six goals, six assists and 134 penalty minutes in 71 career NHL games with the Senators.
A native of Maple Creek, Sask., Smith was re-assigned to Binghamton at the end of Ottawa’s regular season and has registered 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) over 17 post-season contests with the B-Sens in helping the club reach the 2011 Calder Cup final. He had 12 points (seven goals, five assists) and 21 penalty minutes in 22 regular-season games this season with Binghamton.
Smith was Ottawa’s third-round selection (79th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
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