October 7, 2019 | 8:15pm ET
SENATORS ACQUIRE NAMESTNIKOV FROM RANGERS
Vladimir Namestnikov, forward
The Ottawa Senators have acquired forward Vladislav Namestnikov from the New York Rangers in exchange for defenceman Nick Ebert and a 2021 fourth-round pick.
As part of the transaction, the Rangers will retain 18.75 per cent of Namestnikov’s cap hit this season.
Namestnikov, 26, has scored 66 goals and added 92 assists for 158 points in 362 career NHL games with the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Rangers. He set career highs with 22 goals and 48 points in 81 games between Tampa Bay and New York in 2017-18.
He was Tampa Bay’s first-round selection (27th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft, and was traded to New York at the 2018 trade deadline as part of a five-player exchange that saw Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller sent to the Lightning.
Ebert, 25, was originally selected by the Los Angeles Kings with the final pick of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft (seventh round, 211th overall).