The Belleville Senators have released forward Chris Kelly from his professional tryout agreement.
Kelly will now head to South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games after recently being named to the Canadian team.
The 37-year-old was playing on his second PTO with the Senators having signed his original deal on Nov. 24 before being released on Dec. 20 to represent Canada at the Spengler Cup, where he would win a gold medal while registering an assist in four games.
Kelly signed his second PTO with Belleville on Jan. 9.
In 16 games with Belleville, Kelly had two assists and 10 penalty minutes.
The Toronto native has spent nearly seven of his 12 full seasons in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators. In his career, Kelly has played in 833 regular season contests scoring 123 goals and adding 166 assists. He’s also suited up in 120 Stanley Cup Playoff games adding 12 goals and 32 points.
He was part of the Senators team that went to the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals and won a ring in 2011 with the Boston Bruins.