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The Ottawa Senators have signed UFA D-man Joe Corvo to a one year contract.

Corvo, who scored six goals and 11 assists in 40 games with the Carolina Hurricanes last season, returns to Ottawa where the reception may not be so big for the former Senator.   Not considered to be very strong in his own zone, he’s expected to start next season on the team’s third pairing, but he might also get some playing time with the man advantage. During his Prime, Corvo was always good for about 20 to 30 points per season, but at 36 his best years are behind him. He went to the Stanley Cup Final with Ottawa in 2007, as well as the Eastern Conference Finals with Carolina in 2009, and has notched five goals and earned 18 points in 50 career playoff games.

Corvo plays a somewhat risky game, which often leads to a slew of turnovers. His defensive-zone coverage leaves a lot to be desired and he isn’t very physical either, and some wonder if he would just be more useful up front. The native of Oak Park, Illinois has 300 points in 683 NHL contests.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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