The Ottawa Senators have traded forward Ryan Dzingel and a 2019 7th draft pick (Calgary’s) to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a 2020 2nd round pick, a 2021 2nd round pick and Anthony Duclair.
The 26-year old Dzingel was drafted 204th overall in the 7th round in the 2011 draft by the Ottawa Senators. He carries a $1.8 million salary cap hit.
The 23-year old Duclair was drafted 80th overall in the 3rd round in the 2013 draft by the New York Rangers. He carries a $650,000 salary cap hit.
David Pagnotta: Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen: “We are very happy to add Dzingel to our team as he is a very good player & goal scorer in the NHL & quality person who we believe will be a great fit with our group. He has local ties & in talking to him is very excited about coming back to Columbus…”
Thoughts from the media
Sens Communication: “The acquisition of the two second-round draft picks provides Ottawa with up to 16 potential selections (including conditional picks) in the first three rounds of the next three NHL Drafts.”
Ryan Pike: “Columbus: no 1st/2nd in 2019, no 1st/2nd/3rd in 2020, no 2nd in 2021.”
- NHL Numbers: “And possibly no Panarin, Bobrovsky, Duchene, or Dzingle after this season”
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Reports that he turned down a five-year deal at over $20 million from the Senators because he was looking for more.
“People like Dzingel because of his speed, but he doesn’t exactly pay the price by going into the corners and had of success this season playing on the wing with Duchene. Dzingel will be a good compliment for the …. as they make a run in the playoffs.”
Marisa Ingemi: “The Ryan Dzingel cost is actually a little lower than I expected.’
J.D. Burke: “Honestly, I kind of like Columbus going all in on this team. If not now, when?”
Ryan Pike: “Dzingel to CBJ is low-key smart and seems like the exact type of team-building Jarmo should be doing right now.”
Steve Lloyd: “Dzingel thread:
-Sign UFA Alexei Kovalev
-Trade Kovalev to Pit for a 7th
-Draft Dzingel with that pick
-Trade Dzingel & a 7th to CBJ for two 2nds and Anthony Duclair”
Ryan Pike: “It is still entirely possible that Dallas and Columbus could trade for everybody and still both miss the playoffs.”
OTT receives: Duclair + 2nd + 2nd
CBJ receives: Dzingel + 7th
Dzingel’s been handy, Duclair’s a negative on the year. In expected value, a 2nd isn’t worth that much more than a 7th. The key for OTT is that they got two picks.
— Sean Tierney (@ChartingHockey) February 24, 2019
Dzingel was a hot name but I wonder how much of his allure was driven by the fact that he’s shot 16.9% and 16.5% the past two years compared to 11.4% and 13% in the two years prior. His on-ice impact over the past two years has been poor pic.twitter.com/pnt66ju0R1
— Prashanth Iyer (@iyer_prashanth) February 24, 2019