Senators: Ottawa Swaps Galchenyuk, Paquette to Carolina for Dzingel

The Ottawa Senators have traded Alex Galchenyuk and Cedric Paquette to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Ryan Dzingel.

Dzingel was originally drafted by Ottawa in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. On February 24, 2019, he was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Anthony Duclair and a pair of second round draft picks. By July 12 of that year, Dzingel signed a two-year deal with the Hurricanes.

In 11 games with Carolina this season, the forward has two goals and two assists.

Dzingel has scored 76 goals and added 95 assists for 171 points in 343 career regular season games, plus he has four points in 28 playoff games.

Galchenyuk was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens third overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He spend six seasons with the Habs before turning into somewhat of a journeyman, spending parts of the last three seasons with the Arizona Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota Wild, and Senators.

In eight games with Ottawa this season, Galchenyuk registered one goal and 17 shots on goal. He’s posted 321 points in 557 regular season games, plus 13 points in 32 playoff games.

Paquette has registered one goal in nine games with the Senators this season, his first with the club.

“Cedric is a strong, physical forward who won the Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay last season,” Don Waddell, Carolina’s general manager and president of hockey operations said in a statement. “We’re excited to add both of these players to our forward group.”

The 27-year-old was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He spend the vast majority of his career with the Lightning prior, including a 25-game post-season run in 2020 on the way to Tampa’s Stanley Cup victory.

Paquette has 86 points in 386 regular season games, plus 12 points in 91 playoff games.

Pic: Paul Sancya/Associated Press

Published by Dr. Pucksworth

Doctor of Puckanomics.

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