Ottawa signs Rodewald to two-year entry level contract
OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has signed forward Jack Rodewald to a two-year entry-level contract. The contract carries a value of $650,000 in the National Hockey League and $70,000 in the American Hockey League each season.
Rodewald, 23, is tied for the team lead with three goals and is also tied for third in team scoring with four points in addition to having recorded 10 penalty minutes while having appeared in five of the Belleville Senators’ first seven games in their inaugural AHL season.
Undrafted, the 6-2, 188-pound, Winnipeg native attended the Senators 2016 rookie tournament and main training camp before starting the season with Wichita of the ECHL. He joined the organization by signing a professional tryout in November of 2016, before signing a two-year AHL contract last December. He went on to play 66 AHL games in Binghamton last season, scoring 18 goals and nine assists while adding 34 penalty minutes.
Belleville’s next games take place on Oct. 27 and on Oct. 28 when they visit the Manitoba Moose before returning home for the team’s first ever home game at the Yardmen Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 1.