NOVEMBER 5, 2017 | 6:41pm ET [Updated: 8:30pm ET]
AVS TRADE DUCHENE TO SENATORS; TURRIS GOES TO PREDATORS
Matt Duchene, centre
The Colorado Avalanche has traded forward Matt Duchene to the Ottawa Senators, TFP has confirmed.
Reports surfaced Sunday evening around 6:30pm ET after Duchene was pulled from tonight's game against the New York Islanders. At the time, the trade was not yet official.
As of 7:00pm ET, the deal had been finalized, with the Senators shipping center Kyle Turris to the Nashville Predators.
In exchange, the Avalanche receives defenseman Samuel Girard and left wing Vladislav Kamenev from Nashville, center Shane Dowers, goaltender Andrew Hammond, a 2018 first-round draft pick and 2019 third-round draft pick from the Senators, and a 2018 second-round draft pick from the Predators.
"We feel this deal brings us some top prospects as well as some high draft picks as we continue to build for both the short and long-term future," said Avalanche Executive Vice President & General Manager Joe Sakic. "We've said all along that we wanted to be patient and wait for the right deal, and this is the opportunity we feel is best for the organization."
Turris has also agreed to a six-year, $36 million contract extension with Nashville.
Duchene, 26, has one-year left on his contract after this season and his cap hit is $6 million.
He has been the subject of trade discussions for almost two full seasons, with the Senators being in pursuit of him for almost the entire time.
In 13 games with the Avalanche this season, Duchene registered four goals and six assists for 10 points.
Turris, 28, was in the final-year of his contract, which comes with a $3.9 million salary cap hit.
In 11 games with the Sens this season, he picked up three goals and six assists for nine points.
Girard, 19, registered one goal and two assists for three points in five games with the Predators this season. He was originally selected by Nashville in the second-round, 47th overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft.
Kamenev, 21, was selected by Nashville in the second-round, 42nd overall of the 2014 NHL Draft. He skated in two games for Nashville last season.
Hammond, 29, is in the final-year of his contract, which has a $1.35 million salary cap hit. He's spent the season with Ottawa's AHL affiliate in Belleville.
Bowers, 18, was drafted 28th overall by the Senators in the 2017 NHL Draft.