Matt Duchene Heads To Ottawa In 3-Team Deal

On Sunday evening, Matt Duchene finally got out of Colorado.

In a rare early season blockbuster trade, the Avs sent Duchene to Ottawa in a three-team deal that includes Kyle Turris heading to Nashville.

Turris, 28, agreed to a six-year, $36M extension that begins during the 2018-19 season as part of the deal. Turris was the third overall pick in the 2007 NHL Draft – two picks after Patrick Kane. He has appeared in 544 regular season NHL games and posted a career-high 27 goals last year.

Turris heading to Nashville presents more headaches for the Central Division as Nashville adds another good center to a team that won the Western Conference last year. However, Nashville now has nearly $67M committed to 18 players for the 2018-19 season.

Duchene, who turns 27 in January, was the third overall pick in the 2009 NHL Draft. He has scored 178 goals in 585 career regular season NHL games. Duchene has one year left on a contract that carries a $6M cap hit.

Heading to Colorado are the following:

  • Andrew Hammond, 29, goaltender – has appeared in 55 NHL games. He is in the final year of a three-year contract.
  • Samuel Girard, 19, defenseman – a 2nd round pick (#47) by Nashville in 2016. Has appeared in five games for the Preds this season.
  • Vladislav Kamenev, 21, LW – a 2nd round pick (#42) by Nashville in 2014. Appeared in two NHL games last year.
  • Shane Bowers, 18, C – a 1st round pick (#28) by Ottawa in 2017. Currently a freshman at Boston University.

4 thoughts on “Matt Duchene Heads To Ottawa In 3-Team Deal

  1. Huge deal for the Avs considering Duchane had bad blood in CO. Hate to see Turris on the Preds but $6mm seems like a lot of dough and may be a strain on the Pred’s Cap in a year or two.

    Many teams in the NHL will be facing the Cap hell the Hawks have been in for years. Let’s see how they deal with it.

  2. Salic got 6 pieces for Duchene. Wow. I’m not counting Hammond. He’s an AHL veteran goalie. But WOW ! Sakic positioned his beautifully for a successful rebuild.

    Nashville got a lot better. Turris for 2 prospects and a 2nd rounder, immediate improvement.

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