In Alex Auld, the Sens get a known commodity and someone that is capable of giving them quality starts. The Alberta native appeared in 16 games for the Habs last season putting up a stellar .914 save percentage and a respectable 2.64 goals against average.
Ottawa did have conversations with other goalies but the difference ended up being the length of the deal.
Auld was one of the few guys that they spoke to who was willing to take a one year deal.
Other than the addition of Auld and the return of Francis Lessard, it was a quiet day for the Sens. As I say back and watched some of the contracts that were being handed out yesterday, I found myself pretty thankful that the Sens stayed out of the madness.
Despite not being active in day one, there is a chance Ottawa looks to the market in the days to come. Murray indicated that there is still one role they would like to address on the team and filling that void through free agency is a possibility.
Meanwhile, the Sens continue to work on contracts for a handful of their own players including Bobby Butler and Erik Condra. In his meeting with the media yesterday, Murray made it pretty clear that deals will get done but that the Sens are in no particular rush with their restricted free agents.
Will provide updates as they become available.