OTTAWA – Ottawa Senators
general manager Bryan Murray announced today that the club has re-signed defenceman Filip Kuba
to a three-year contract extension.
Kuba, a native of Ostrava, Czech Republic, has recorded two goals, 27 assists, 24 penalty minutes and is a team-leading +8 in 54 games with the Senators this season. The 6-4, 226-pound defenceman has 236 points (57-179) and 263 penalty minutes over 585 career NHL games.
Kuba was acquired by Ottawa on Aug. 29, 2008 in a trade that saw the Senators send defenceman Andrej Meszaros
to the Tampa Bay Lightning
for Kuba, Alexandre Picard
and a first-round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft (the draft pick was later sent to the New York Islanders
as part of the Mike Comrie
/Chris Campoli trade on Feb. 20).
The 32-year-old was the Florida Panthers
’ eighth-round choice (192nd overall) in the 1995 entry draft. He played his first two NHL seasons with the Panthers. Kuba was traded to the Calgary Flames
for Rocky Thompson
on March 16, 2000, but claimed by the Minnesota Wild
from the Flames in the expansion draft on June 23, 2000. He played the next five seasons, from 2000-01 to 2005-06, with the Wild. He joined the Tampa Bay Lightning
as a free agent in July of 2006.