Ottawa born Max Veronneau is returning home for professional hockey.
The Sens have signed the college standout to a two year entry level contract.
Veronneau played minor hockey in Ottawa and was a star with Princeton. The college season wrapped up last weekend.
He is a 6 foot, 180 pound centre.
The team expects he will be in town in time for today’s practise.
The Sens host the Blues tomorrow night.

Johnny Gaudreau pulled out of his lengthy scoring drought in style. He had a hat trick and a total of six points as the Calgary Flames scored six times in the third period to scorch the New Jersey Devils 9-4. Gaudreau entered the night with no goals in his previous nine games and just one in his last 19 games.

Joe Pavelski keeps breaking hearts in Winnipeg. He scored with 4.3 seconds left in the third period, lifting the San Jose Sharks to a 5-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in a matchup of the Western Conference’s division leaders. The win comes exactly five weeks after Pavelski had a short-handed goal in overtime as the Sharks beat Winnipeg 3-2 at Bell M-T-S Centre.

Carey Price is now the winningest goalie in the storied history of the Montreal Canadiens. He made 20 saves as Montreal beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1. It was win Number 315 for Price, snapping a tie with Hall of Famer Jacques Plante atop the franchise’s all-time list.

The New York Jets and former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell have agreed on a deal. E-S-P-N first reported the signing and says the deal is for four years and $52.5 million. The deal gives new coach Adam Gase and second-year quarterback Sam Darnold a big-time playmaker, arguably the best player at his position before Bell opted to sit out all of last season rather than sign with Pittsburgh.

The N-B-A fined Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook $25-thousand earlier today for the language he directed toward a fan in Utah. Meanwhile, the Jazz have banned the fan from all events at their arena permanently and effective immediately. Westbrook says the fan made racial comments toward him during the Jazz-Thunder game on Monday night.

Canadians Bianca Andreescu and Denis Shapovalov have both advanced at the B-N-P Paribas Open. Andreescu earned a 7-5, 6-2 win over 18th-seeded Wang Qiang in a round-of-16 match. Later, Shapovalov downed 10th seed Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-2 in a third-round men’s match.

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