Senators forward reportedly submits list of teams he wishes to be traded to

Published June 8, 2023 at 8:33

Earlier this week, it was revealed that the Ottawa Senators plan to explore the trade market for pending restricted free agent forward Alex DeBrincat and now it appears that things have accelerated on that front.

During Wednesday's edition of Insider Trading on TSN, Pierre LeBrun revealed that DeBrincat and his camp have submitted a list of teams to the Senators that he is willing to be dealt to this summer. LeBrun added that it's unclear which teams are on DeBrincat's list at this time.

"What's happened here is DeBrincat's camp, led by agent Jeff Jackson, has submitted a list of preferred destinations that his client would be interested in joining. The reason that's significant is that if general manager Pierre Dorion does trade DeBrincat, he would want him to be signed through this trade so he could get maximum value back in return.

Don't know who exactly is on that list but that list has been submitted." LeBrun said.

According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, DeBrincat's agent Jeff Jackson has reportedly told the Senators that his client is not interested in signing a long-term contract extension with the team.

Between DeBrincat submitting a list of teams to the Senators and his agent informing them that he won't sign a long-term deal, it seems like a foregone conclusion that his stint in Ottawa is over after only one season.

The 25-year-old was dealt to the Senators last summer from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for three draft picks including Ottawa's first-round selection.

DeBrincat, a native of Farmington Hills (Michigan) had a pretty good first season with the Senators, but took a slight step back from the career-high in points he set in his final year with the Blackhawks in 2021-22. He appeared in all 82 games this past season, recording 66 points (27 goals, 39 assists), 45 penalty minutes and was a minus-31.

Source: Pierre LeBrun - Insider Trading
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Senators forward reportedly submits list of teams he wishes to be traded to

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