Sport Senators trade defenseman Dylan DeMelo to Jets for third-round pick

23:25  18 february  2020
23:25  18 february  2020 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

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Dylan DeMelo was acquired by the Winnipeg Jets in a trade with the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday for a third - round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. The defenseman has 10 assists and is plus-3 in 49 games for the Senators (20-28-11), who are seventh in the Atlantic Division and next to last in the Eastern

The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have acquired defenceman Dylan DeMelo from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a third - round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. The Jets also announced that they have placed defenceman Luca Sbisa on injured reserve.

The Ottawa Senators traded Dylan DeMelo to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a 2020 third-round draft pick. This begins the selling season for the Senators, who are expected to move several players before the upcoming deadline. Winnipeg immediately moved Luca Sbisa to injured reserve, while Ottawa recalled Andreas Englund.

a hockey player standing in the snow: The Senators sent defenseman Dylan DeMelo to the Jets.© Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports The Senators sent defenseman Dylan DeMelo to the Jets.

After the New York Islanders spent a second-round selection to acquire Andy Greene recently, the market for rental defensemen seemed to be set fairly high. That bar won’t be hit by the Senators, who settled for a lower pick, though they’ll happily add it to a huge number of selections they have over the next two years.

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The Sharks sent forward Chris Tierney, defenseman Dylan DeMelo and prospects Josh Norris and Rudolfs Balcers to the Senators , in addition to a conditional 2020 first- round draft pick and conditional 2019 second- round pick , according to the Sharks.

Chris Tierney and Dylan DeMelo arrived to join the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. Tierney and DeMelo were traded to Ottawa with forward prospects Rudolfs Balcers and Joshua Norris, two draft picks and two conditional draft picks for Karlsson and forward prospect Francis Perron.

In this year’s draft the Senators now own two first-round selections (their own and San Jose’s, both headed for the lottery), three second-round selections and two third-round selections. That’s seven picks in the top hundred, and when you consider that they have three seconds again next year there will be plenty of talent infused into the Senators’ prospect system over the next while.

DeMelo is likely also just the first name Ottawa will move this month. Mikkel Boedker, Vladislav Namestnikov, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Tyler Ennis, Ron Hainsey, Mark Borowiecki and Craig Anderson are all set to become unrestricted free agents at the end of the year, while younger players like Chris Tierney, Connor Brown and Anthony Duclair are all pending restricted free agents that could bring back value as well. That’s a ton of options for GM Pierre Dorion to move, though the team does need someone to keep playing for them down the stretch.

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The Jets have acquired defenceman Dylan DeMelo from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a third - round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.

Erik Karlsson was traded to the San Jose Sharks by the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, ending months of speculation about the future of the two-time Ottawa receives forwards Chris Tierney and Rudolfs Balcers, defenseman Dylan DeMelo , the rights to unsigned forward Joshua Norris, a first- round pick

The 26-year-old DeMelo is actually quite a shrewd pickup for the Jets, who have had trouble finding much stability on the blue line all season. The former San Jose Sharks defenseman carries just a $900K cap hit on his expiring deal and has actually been excellent for the Senators. With 10 points in 49 games he isn’t going to light up the scoresheet on a regular basis, but DeMelo consistently recovers pucks in his own end and sends play the other way. His versatility will come in handy for a Jets team trying to scrape its way into the playoffs, and a third-round pick is a more than reasonable return for GM Kevin Cheveldayoff to give up.

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