Lehner, 23, played in 36 games last season for the Senators, finishing 12-15-6 with a 3.06 goals-against average and .918 save percentage. The Senators took Lehner in the second round of the 2009 draft. He is entering his fifth season with the team.
Veteran Craig Anderson started the majority of contests for Ottawa, posting a 25-16-8 mark as the Senators missed the playoffs for the third time in the last six years.
Earlier this month, Ottawa traded forward Jason Spezza to the Dallas Stars and signed center David Legwand to a two-year, $6 million deal. The team also confirmed that general manager Bryan Murray has been diagnosed with cancer.
- Paul Palladino