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Senators sign forward Jake Lucchini to a one-year, two-way NHL contract extension

July 14, 2022

The Ottawa Senators announced on Wednesday that the team had signed forward Jake Lucchini to a one-year, two-way National Hockey League contract worth an average annual value (AAV) of $750K and $130,000 in the American Hockey League.

Lucchini, 27, joined the Belleville Senators after being acquired from the Laval Rocket just prior to the start of the 2021-22 campaign, a season in which he set professional career bests in goals (20), assists (31) and points (51) to lead the AHL Sens in overall scoring. He was also the only player to skate in all 72 regular season games. The skilled forward would dress in both of Belleville’s Calder Cup playoff games, earning one assist.

“He’s an important piece to have,” said Belleville Sens General Manager Ryan Bowness. “I have a history with him from my time in Pittsburgh, so I know him as a player, and he has steadily improved from those days. He was really good here in Belleville last year, so that was a priority to get done.”

Before turning pro, the Trail BC native spent four years at Michigan Tech University, where he captained the Huskies in 2018-19 and won back-to-back WCHA Conference championships. He was initially signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins as an undrafted free agent in 2019.

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