OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have acquired defenceman Erik Gudbranson from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2021 NHL draft.
Gudbranson, an Ottawa native, registered nine points (four goals, five assists) and 95 penalty minutes over 51 games with Pittsburgh and Anaheim in 2019-20.
The well-travelled 28-year-old was selected third overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2010 NHL draft. The Senators are his fourth team in the last 19 months.
Over 518 career NHL games with Florida, Vancouver, Pittsburgh and Anaheim, Gudbranson has posted 73 points (20 goals, 53 assists) and 581 penalty minutes.
The Senators acquired the pick used in the trade from Edmonton for Tyler Ennis on Feb. 24.
“Erik Gudbranson provides another sizable presence to our defence corps,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said in a release. “He’s a reliable veteran who plays an intimidating style of game and someone who will add a combination of grit, energy and, most importantly, leadership to our lineup.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 8, 2020.
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