The NHL trade deadline is Monday, Feb. 25 at 3 PM ET. On Friday morning we got a blockbuster.
The Ottawa Senators have traded veteran center Matt Duchene and defenseman Julius Bergman to Columbus in exchange for prospects Vitaly Abramov, Jonathan Davidsson a first round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and a conditional first round pick if Duchene re-signs with the Blue Jackets.
The big winners in this deal are the Colorado Avalanche – who own the Sens top pick in this year’s draft because of the deal involving Duchene last year.
The first RD pick is 2019. The conditional 1st RD pick is 2020 https://t.co/21rBoQ6Yni
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) February 22, 2019
So this is the second time in a row Matt Duchene gets traded and faces his former team in his first game with his new team. Can't imagine that's ever happened to someone twice.
— ?rpon Basu (@ArponBasu) February 22, 2019
As we wait for the details on a Matt Duchene to Columbus trade, it will be interesting to see what the #Sens get in return.
Here's what Ottawa gave up last season to acquire Duchene from COL.
Shane Bowers (rights)
1st RD pick* (OTT)
3rd RD pick (OTT)
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) February 22, 2019