Ottawa Senators acquire high-scoring winger DeBrincat from Chicago for picks


MONTREAL – The Ottawa Senators have acquired forward Alex DeBrincat from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for the Senators’ seventh-overall pick and second-round pick at the 2022 NHL draft and a third-round selection in 2024.

DeBrincat led the Blackhawks in 2021-22 with 41 goals in 82 games and ranked second in team scoring with 78 points, and was named to the Central Division’s all-star team.

The 24-year-old from Farmington Hills, Mich., was selected by the Blackhawks in the second-round (39th overall) at the 2016 NHL draft.

He has posted 307 points (160 goals, 147 assists) and 67 penalty minutes over 360 career games with the Blackhawks.

DeBrincat is set to become a restricted free agent after the season.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 7, 2022.

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Alex DeBrincat passes the puck against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, April 23, 2022.


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