Columbus Blue Jackets Trade for Ryan Dzingel and Pick In Exchange for Anthony Duclair and Picks
Wheelin’, dealin’, win-stealin’
One day after the Columbus Blue Jackets traded for Matt Duchene, general manager Jarmo Kekäläinen went back to the Ottawa Senators and traded Anthony Duclair and two draft picks for forward Ryan Dzingel and a pick on Saturday night.
Deal is for a second in 2020, 2nd 2021, Anthony Duclair for Dzingel and Calgary seventh. #Sens— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) February 24, 2019
Dzingel is a 26-year-old left wing in the final year of a two-year-contract, scoring 22 goals and 22 assists in 57 games this season.
Ryan Dzingel (to Columbus) gives up a lot defensively but drives offence and has a wicked shot and is curiously useless on the power-play. Anthony Duclair (to Ottawa in return) looks pretty average, all up. He's never gotten the minutes you'd expect, given that. pic.twitter.com/EoqUTY16sZ— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) February 24, 2019
Pierre Lebrun says Dzingel is a rental, with no extension involved (he makes $1.8 million and is due for a raise). Dzingel played three years at nearby Ohio State, earning All-Big Ten First Team and West First-Team All-American honors.
Jarmo is going for it, and the Blue Jackets are expected to still pick up a defenseman by Monday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline. What do you think about the deal?