Ottawa signs five to two-way deals

Photo: Micheline Veluvolu

The Ottawa Senators on Saturday signed forward Ben Sexton and defenseman Erik Burgdoerfer to two-year, two-way contracts, and forwards Max Reinhart and Tyler Randell and goaltender Danny Taylor to one-year, two-way contracts.

Sexton, 26, spent last season with the AHL’s Albany Devils and set career highs in goals (19), assists (12), points (31), games played (54), power-play goals (eight) and game-winning goals (five).

A seventh-round draft pick by the Boston Bruins in 2009, Sexton has skated in 127 AHL games over his three pro seasons with Albany and Providence, totaling 27 goals and 23 assists for 50 points.

Burgdoerfer, 28, tallied one goal and 16 assists for 17 points in 52 AHL games with the Rochester Americans last season. He also made his NHL debut with the Buffalo Sabres, appearing in two games.

The seven-year pro spent four seasons in the ECHL before making his AHL debut on Jan. 3, 2014, and has now played 187 AHL games with Rochester, Hershey and Oklahoma City, totaling eight goals and 37 assists for 45 points with a plus-18 rating. He has also played 31 postseason games, including a trip to the Calder Cup Finals with Hershey in 2016.

Reinhart, 25, spent last season in Germany after he had scored a career-best 23 goals and added 15 assists for 38 points in 73 games with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals in 2015-16.

Originally a third-round draft pick by Calgary in 2010, Reinhart has played 23 NHL games with the Flames, notching one goal and four assists. In 276 AHL games with Milwaukee, Adirondack and Abbotsford, Reinhart has compiled 68 goals and 95 assists for 163 points.

Randell, 26, spent the last six seasons with the AHL’s Providence Bruins, totaling 18 goals and 25 assists for 43 points with 395 penalty minutes in 231 regular-season games. In 2016-17, Randell notched one goal and nine assists in 59 games with the P-Bruins.

A sixth-round pick by Boston in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Randell played 27 NHL games with the Bruins, all in 2015-16, and scored six goals.

Taylor, 31, returns to North America for the first time since 2012-13. He split last season between Zagreb Medvescak and Novosibirsk Sibir in the KHL, making 46 appearances.

Originally a seventh-round draft pick by Los Angeles in 2004, Taylor has played 134 games in the AHL with Manchester, Syracuse, Springfield and Abbotsford, posting a record of 64-38-9 with a 2.36 goals-against average, a .920 save percentage and 12 shutouts.

Taylor has made three NHL appearances in his career (1-1-0), two with Calgary in 2012-13 and one with Los Angeles in 2007-08.