(Colo.)- Avalanche Trade Matt Duchene To Senators

Nov 07, 2017, 00:24
(Colo.)- Avalanche Trade Matt Duchene To Senators

The Predators and Avalance both have 16 points on the year, while the Senators have 17 points. The Avs traded Duchene in the middle of a game, which is something that hasn't happened in the league in about five years. Duchene will face his former Avs mates next weekend when Ottawa and Colorado go head to head twice against one another in Sweden. Duchene apparently learned of the deal during the game because he left the ice during the first period, as medical staff was helping injured Colorado winger Blake Comeau to the dressing room. The Orsk, Russia, native has collected eight points (3g, 5a) in 10 games with the Admirals this season, ranking second on the team in points and assists.

The Avalanche receive defenseman Samuel Girard, forward Vladislav Kamenev, and a second-round pick from Nashville, and forward Shane Bowers, goaltender Andrew Hammond, a first-round pick, and a third-round pick from Ottawa.

Game highlights: Petr Mrazek made 36 saves and Martin Frk and Anthony Mantha each had a goal and an assist to help the Red Wings beat the host Oilers 4-0.

Duchene has been at the center of trade speculation since last season.

Bowers, 18, was a first-round pick by the Senators in 2017, 28th overall, and is now playing his freshman season at Boston University.

Kamenev, 21, was a second-round selection of the Predators in 2014. That's way down from the previous season, in which he put up 30 goals and 29 assists in 76 games.

Duchene is coming off a disappointing season on a team where just about every player struggled. Signed by Ottawa as a free agent in 2013, Hammond has a 27-14-6 record in 55 career National Hockey League games, posting a 2.31 GAA and a.923 save percentage.

Matt Duchene has been the topic of trade rumors for the better part of a year.