Senators agree to terms with McKenna

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The Ottawa Senators have agreed to terms with goaltender Mike McKenna on a two-way, one-year contract.

McKenna enters his 14th professional season in 2018-19 after backstopping the Texas Stars to the Calder Cup Finals last year. He was 17-9-4 with a 2.64 goals-against average, a .909 save percentage and one shutout in 32 regular-season appearances, and 14-8 (2.41, .927) with two shutouts in 22 playoff outings.

McKenna was also 1-1-0 in two NHL appearances with the Dallas Stars last season.

The 35-year-old native of St. Louis, Mo., is the winningest U.S.-born goaltender in AHL history. McKenna has played 461 career regular-season games in the AHL, 11th-most ever by a goaltender, and ranks 10th all-time in wins (223) and tied for ninth in shutouts (27). He has a career record of 223-172-39 with a 2.70 GAA and a .913 save percentage playing for Texas, Syracuse, Springfield, Portland, Peoria, Binghamton, Lowell/Albany, Norfolk, Milwaukee and Omaha.

An AHL All-Star in 2016, McKenna also reached the Calder Cup Finals with Syracuse in 2017.

Originally drafted by Nashville in 2002, McKenna has made 24 career NHL appearances with Dallas, Arizona, Columbus, New Jersey and Tampa Bay.