Metropolitan Division team emerges as potential fit for Senators forward

Published May 26, 2023 at 2:31 PM

Ottawa Senators forward Alex DeBrincat's time in Canada's capital may only last one season if he decides not to re-sign with the club this summer.

DeBrincat is set to become a restricted free agent and instead of just letting him become a UFA, Senators General Manager Pierre Dorion told reporters in April that he will issue the 25-year-old a qualifying offer.

Over the last few months, rumours have circulated stating that DeBrincat won't re-sign long-term with the Ottawa Senators and if they're unable to get him under contract, Dorion will likely have no choice but to trade him.

While it's extremely early in the process, one team has already emerged as a potential fit for DeBrincat if he becomes available and that is the Washington Capitals, who missed the playoffs this season for the first time since 2014.

Trading Alex DeBrincat could bring back a potentially huge package to Ottawa featuring a prospect and possibly multiple picks, as well as a roster player. But to maximize his return, they'll have to either sign him and then trade him or allow the team that wants to acquire him work out a contract extension first.

DeBrincat, a native of Farmington Hills (Michigan), had a strong first season with the Ottawa Senators, recording 66 points (27 goals, 39 assists), 45 penalty minutes and was a minus-31.

May 26   |   143 answers
Metropolitan Division team emerges as potential fit for Senators forward

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