Ottawa Senators added to their defensive depth Monday, signing 25-year-old Nick Ebert to a one-way, two-way contract.
Ebert, 25, led Orbero of the Swedish Hockey League last season with 11 goals and 22 assists.
If Ebert does away with the senators, he will win $ 700,000. If he plays with Belleville from the American Hockey League, he'll take home $ 300,000.
Ebert, 6-0 and 203 pounds, is originally from Livingston, NJ Selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the seventh round of the 2011 National Hockey League draft, he also played in the AHL with Manchester Monarchs, Texas Stars and Ontario Reign.
He was a rookie at the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League in 2010-11, when Senators new coach D.J. Smith served as the club's technical assistant.
Ebert is "coming off a very good year in the Swedish Elite League and we think he can come in here and play for a spot and probably will give us NHL matches this season," said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion of Ebert .
"Nick is a stronger skateboarder with a big shot, he's really coming to his own in Europe, and he's only 25 and we think his best hockey is in front of him."
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