Senators Jason Spezza (right) laughs with Chris Kelly during team practice last May. (CPimages/Tom Hanson)
Kelly has spent the past two years in Ottawa, where he made $725,000 last season. He's coming off a season in which he set career highs with 15 goals and 23 assists for 38 points.
The Toronto native also had seven points (3-4) while playing in all 20 post-season games.
The 26-year-old Kelly has 78 points (25-43) in 168 regular season games.