Sens sign a Brodeur

Goaltender Mike Brodeur signed a one-year contract with the Ottawa Senators, after spending most of last season with their AHL affiliate in Binghamton, N.Y.

Terms were not disclosed.

Brodeur, 27, was recalled to Ottawa twice last season, going 3-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average and a .966 save percentage. He went 13-13-2 with a 3.06 goals-against average and .899 save percentage in 36 games for Binghamton.

Taylor or Tyler?

The top pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft seems to have come down to either center Tyler Seguin or left wing Taylor Hall.

Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini, who will make the choice at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 25, told NHL.com. that his organization's preparation has been thorough. "Our scouting staff has an extensive book on both players. Over the last year and a half, I've sat down and had dinner with both of them individually, gotten to know them as people."

It won't come down to who picked up the check.

Seguin tied for the Ontario Hockey League scoring lead this season, was named league MVP and was voted the Canadian Hockey League's top professional prospect.

Hall tied Seguin for the OHL scoring title, gained silver in the World Junior Championship, won a pair of Memorial Cups, and is the first player in the 92-year history of the Memorial Cup to win two consecutive MVP awards.

- Staff and wire reports