Vladislav Namestnikov Traded to Colorado Avalanche

The Sens make their first trade of deadline day.

The Ottawa Senators have kicked off trade deadline day early, sending Vladislav Namestnikov to the Colorado Avalanche. In return, they’ll receive a 4th round pick in the 2021 NHL draft.

Namestnikov, a pending unrestricted free agent, was acquired by the Sens from the New York Rangers at the beginning of the season when they ran into some injury trouble. The price was a 4th round pick in 2020 and 25-year-old AHLer Nick Ebert, and save for the depth piece, their flipped asset fetched the exact same return.

Playing consistent bottom-six minutes, Namestnikov put up 25 points in 54 games in a Sens uniform while also having a positive impact defensively. With the Avalanche gunning for a deep playoff run, he’ll be a key depth piece for them for the rest of the season.

Namestnikov carries a total cap hit of $4 million, but some retained salary by the Rangers brings it down to $3.25 million.

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