OTTAWA -- Forward Ryan Dzingel and the Ottawa Senators agreed to a two-year contract on Friday with an average annual value of US$1.8 million.

The 25-year-old Dzingel will make $1.5 million in the first year and $2.1 in the second.

Dzingel set career highs in all major categories during his first full NHL season, scoring 14 goals and adding 18 assists for 32 points in 81 games.

He added two goals and an assist in 15 playoff games during the Senators' run to the Eastern Conference final.

Dzingel has 17 goals, 24 assists and 41 penalty minutes in 111 career NHL games.

Drafted by the Senators with their second seventh-round pick (204th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft, Dzingel spent three seasons with the Big Ten Conference's Ohio State Buckeyes before making his professional debut.