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07/01/2016 08:14 EDT | Updated 07/02/2017 01:12 EDT

Senators sign defenceman Michael Kostka to a one-year, two-way contract

OTTAWA — Defenceman Michael Kostka signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators on Friday.

The contract will carry an annual value of $800,000 in the National Hockey League and $325,000 in the American Hockey League.

Kostka played in 15 games with Ottawa last season, recording one assist and four penalty minutes.

The 30-year-old Kostka appeared in 50 games with the American Hockey League's Binghamton Senators, scoring five goals and adding 29 assists with 20 penalty minutes.

He represented Binghamton at the AHL's 2016 All-Star Classic.

Undrafted, Kostka has scored four goals and earned 17 assists, while adding 39 penalty minutes in 85 career NHL games with Ottawa, the Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers.

He has 244 points (47 goals, 197 assists) and 270 penalty minutes over 456 AHL games.