Batherson agreed to terms on a six-year, $29.85 million contract with Ottawa on Friday Considering Batherson has less than 100 games of NHL experience under his belt, it comes as a bit of a surprise to see the Senators committing to him for another six years. Still, the 23-year-old winger is coming off a career-best year in which he set new personal bests in goals (17), assists (17) and power-play points (15) and that was while playing in just 56 games due to the shortened season. With a full 82-game campaign, Batherson could challenge for the 50-point and 20-goal thresholds which would make him a top-half fantasy option.
Batherson emerged as a strong performer on the power play in 2020-21, notching 15 of his 34 points with the man advantage. Batherson's special teams prowess only goes one way, as he's yet to score a point shorthanded in his three years in the NHL. Still, 15 points on the power play is valuable, as is his connection with Tim Stutzle.
Batherson posted an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Flames. Batherson has collected nine points in his last 11 outings. The 23-year-old winger brings a physical edge to a top-six role with 34 points, 97 hits, 109 shots on net and a minus-17 rating in 55 contests this season. Fifteen of his points have come with the man advantage.
Batherson scored a goal on two shots and added an assist, both on the power play, in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Canucks. Batherson helped out on a Tim Stutzle goal before scoring one of his own to spot the Senators a 2-0 lead in the first period. The 22-year-old Batherson is up to 16 tallies, 30 points, 98 shots on net, 81 hits and a minus-15 rating through 47 contests. He's entrenched himself as a top-six winger for the Senators in his third NHL campaign.
Batherson had two goals and an assist in a 4-0 win over Montreal on Saturday. He set up the first goal on a broken play, snapped the puck between Carey Price's pads in the second period and then notched his second on the power play in the third period. Batherson's development has been solid, considering he toils on a team that's near the bottom of the league. He has 13 goals and 12 assists in 44 games.
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