The team opens up training camp on Thursday, and they for sure wanted the 22-year-old signed before then. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen stated that he "couldn't be happier" about this deal getting done. Werenski has played in 237 games over his first three NHL seasons, scoring 38 goals with 90 assists in that time. He is coming off a season that saw him score 11 goals and record 33 assists, which added to the need to get him paid for his blue line work. Now that he is, he can now continue to be the dominant duo with fellow defenseman Seth Jones.