The Chicago Blackhawks traded forward Alex DeBrincat to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for the No. 7 and No. 39 picks in the 2022 NHL Draft and a 2024 third-round pick, the teams announced Thursday.
DeBrincat led Chicago with 41 goals and added 37 assists this season, his fifth with the team.
“We thank Alex for his tireless dedication to the Blackhawks organization over the last five seasons and wish him the best in Ottawa,” general manager Kyle Davidson said in a release. “It was an incredibly difficult decision to trade a player of Alex’s caliber. We feel as if this move sets the Blackhawks up for future success by giving us additional flexibility and future talent.”
The 24-year-old winger, selected 39th overall by the Blackhawks in 2016, earned his first career All-Star nod in 2022 after recording his second 40-goal season and first since 2018-19.
DeBrincat joins an Ottawa team that finished seventh in the Atlantic Division with 73 points this season and has not reached the postseason since 2017.
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