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Matt Duchene sent to Canada’s Capital

NHL: Boston Bruins at Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) skates on the ice prior to the game against the Boston Bruins at the Pepsi Center.
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It happened. Matt Duchene has been freed from the Colorado Avalanche and has been sent to the Ottawa Senators in a three-way trade involving the Nashville Predators.

The Trade

TO COLORADO: 2018 first-, second-, and third-round picks, Samuel Girard and Vladislav Kamenev, Andrew Hammond, Shane Bowers

TO OTTAWA: Matt Duchene

TO NASHVILLE: Kyle Turris

The Players

Players Traded

Players League New Team Games played Goals Assists Points Save % GAA Shutouts Wins Losses OT losses
Players League New Team Games played Goals Assists Points Save % GAA Shutouts Wins Losses OT losses
Matt Duchene NHL Ottawa 13 4 6 10
Kyle Turris NHL Nashville 11 3 6 9
Andrew Hammond AHL Colorado 0.925 2.61 0 2 2 1
Sam Girard NHL Colorado 5 1 2 3
Vladislav Kamenev AHL Colorado 9 3 5 8
Shane Bowers H-East (Boston U) Colorado 10 4 2 6

Kyle Turris sings an extension

Turris, signed a six-year, $36 million deal with Nashville along with the trade. Turris has one year left on his current contract that pays him $3.5 million and will be locked up until he is 35-years-old.

The Picks

From Ottawa to Colorado: first-round pick and third-round pick

From Nashville to Colorado: second-round pick

All picks are for this years’ draft, 2018.

Ottawa’s first-round pick is top-10 lottery protected. This means that if Ottawa misses the playoffs (meaning they have a chance to win the draft lottery and select in spots 1-3) AND finish in the bottom 10 in the standings, Colorado may not get the 2018 pick.

UPDATE: The pick will be a 2018 first-round pick that may turn into a 2019 first-round pick should Ottawa finish in the bottom 10 in the league. All of this will be determined before the Draft Lottery.

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