Senators trade Nick Foligno to Columbus for Marc Methot

This guy just won the Erik Karlsson sweepstakes. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Ottawa Senators have continued to rework their defensive corps for the upcoming season by trading forward Nick Foligno to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenseman Marc Methot.

Foligno set a career high with 47 points last year, but had struggled with inconsistency throughout his career with the team. Despite looking good on the second line with center Kyle Turris and deity Daniel Alfredsson, Foligno also saw significant time on the fourth line. He was expected to face a challenge for the spot by forward Jakob Silfverberg, who had an outstanding season in the SEL, leading his team to the championship as captain and taking home both the regular season and playoffs MVP awards.

Methot is a large defensive defenseman, and should start the season as Erik Karlsson's new partner.


Marc Methot

#3 / Defenseman / Columbus Blue Jackets

6-3

222

Jun 21, 1985



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Marc Methot 46 1 6 7 -11 24 0 0 0 42


Here's a quick look at Methot by SBNation:

Assets
  • Has outstanding size and defensive acumen. An underrated fellow, he shows great commitment to playing a sound, stay-at-home game, rarely making mistakes in his own end. Displays leadership qualities.
Flaws
  • Lacks the offensive ability to put up points on a consistent basis in the NHL. Doesn't use his large frame enough to intimidate the opposition.
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