Forward Mark Stone and the Ottawa Senators avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.35 million contract, the team announced Friday.
Stone’s salary is currently the highest on the team for the 2018-19 season.
The 26-year-old was reportedly seeking $9 million in arbitration while the Senators offered $5 million.
Stone is slated to become an unrestricted free agent following the upcoming season.
Stone has scored 20 or more goals in four consecutive seasons. He had 20 goals and a career-best 42 assists last season, but played in just 58 games due to an assortment of injuries.
His career best for goals is 26 during the 2014-15 season.
Stone has 95 goals and 154 assists (249 points) in 307 games over parts of six seasons with Ottawa.
—Field Level Media