The Ottawa Senators have traded newly-acquired defenseman Ian Cole. The 29-year-old defender, formerly with the Pittsburgh Penguins, who ended in Ottawa after the complex three-team trade for Derick Brassard, with the Vegas Golden Knights.
Now, Cole has landed in Columbus as the Blue Jackets have acquired the veteran blue liner.
The Senators are getting Nick Moutrey and a third round pick in 2020.
Cole is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He spent the last three seasons with the Penguins and help the team to win back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2015-16 and 2016-17. The veteran defender, who is known to be a hard-hitter on the ice, has tallied three goals and 13 points in 47 games this season and has registered 18 goals and 90 points in 385 career NHL regular season games.
As for Moutrey, he was selected in the fourth round, 105th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Blue Jackets. He has yet to play in the NHL, but the 22-year-old right winger has managed to score three goals and six points in 22 games in the American Hockey League, with the Cleveland Monsters. He has been assigned to Belleville in the AHL.
Many expected Cole to be on the move today, and with this transaction, others expect Jackets veteran blue liner Jack Johnson to be traded next. Stay tuned...
YOUR TRADE DEADLINE RESUME
- Trades started pouring earlier this week when the New York Rangers pulled two of their star players, Michael Grabner and Rick Nash, from the lineup Tuesday before the game against the Montreal Canadiens. Hours later, Grabner was traded to the New Jersey Devils for a second round pick as well as Devils' prospect Yegor Rykov.
- Then on Friday, the Ottawa Senators managed to trade centre Derick Brassard in a complex three-team trade to the Pittsburgh Penguins, getting the Vegas Golden Knights involved.
Saturday was less agitated on the trade market as teams seemed to be getting ready for a busy Sunday, and it was.
- The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired center Mark Letestu in a three team trade with the Edmonton Oilers and Nashville Predators. He was traded by the Oilers to the Predators for forward Pontus Aberg. Predators general manger David Poile then flipped Letestu to the Blue Jackets in exchange for a 4th round pick.
- Then the Montreal Canadiens traded forward Tomas Plekanec to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a package of picks and prospects, retaining 50% of Plekanec's salary in the trade:
- We cannot forget how the Boston Bruins made a splash on the trade market, acquiring star forward Rick Nash from the New York Rangers. The Rangers acquire Ryan Spooner, Matt Beleskey, prospect Ryan Lindgren a 1st round pick and a 2nd round pick in exchange for Nash.
- The day closed off with the Predators again, who acquired forward Brandon Bollig and goaltender Troy Grosenick from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the upcoming 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
- There was also 12 names, including the ones of Sens’ Johnny Oduya and Alex Burrows who landed on the waiver wire.