The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired forward Ryan Dzingel and a 2019 7th round pick from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forward Anthony Duclair, plus a second round pick in both 2020 and 2021.
Columbus recently made another big trade with Ottawa, acquiring Matt Duchene, and now they get Dzingel. They are all-in, and really risking it with Duchene, Dzingel, plus their best two players Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky all upcoming UFAs. They don\’t have their first round pick this year, for Duchene, possibly in 2020 from the same year, and their second in 2020 and 2021. Dzingel adds to their top six forwards.
Dzingel, 26, has scored 22 goals with 22 assists for 44 points in 57 games for the Sens this year, the best of his career. In his four years with Ottawa, Dzingel has scored 62 goals with 64 assists for 126 points in 247 games.
The Senators are still in a rebuild, and with Duchene out of the way, Dzingel and Mark Stone are the next to go. They trade Dzingel to they same team as Duchene, and get two second round picks and Duclair, a young forward, but he\’s already on his fifth team and has been traded three times now. It is still a solid return for Dzingel.
Duclair, 23, has scored 11 goals with eight assists for 19 points in 52 games with the Jackets this year. The best year of his career was in 2015-16 with the Arizona Coyotes, when he scored 20 goals with 24 assists for 44 points in 81 games. In his NHL career for the Jackets, Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers, Duclair has scored 48 goals with 60 assists for 108 points in 265 games.