Ottawa Senators acquire centre Matt Duchene from the Colorado Avalanche

  • Ottawa Senators acquire centre Matt Duchene from the Colorado Avalanche

Ottawa Senators acquire centre Matt Duchene from the Colorado Avalanche

Multiple reports indicated the Senators are trading center Kyle Turris to the Predators.

The Avalanche and Senators announced the trades after Duchene was pulled out of Colorados game at the Islanders midway through the first period.

Duchene, selected by the Avs with the No. 3 pick in the 2009 draft, played in 585 games with the Avalanche, producing 178 goals and 428 points. Duchene will face his former Avs mates next weekend when Ottawa and Colorado go head to head twice against one another in Sweden. Turris has three goals and nine points in 11 games this season.

The Predators and Avalance both have 16 points on the year, while the Senators have 17 points. Colorado gets two prospects and a 2018 second-round draft pick from Nashville, and prospect Shane Bowers, goaltender Andrew Hammond and 2018 first- and 2019 third-round picks from Ottawa. Rantanen, who registered 20 goals as a rookie last season, shares the scoring lead on the Avalanche with Nathan MacKinnon and defenseman Tyson Barrie with 12 points. Colorado entered Sunday 8-5-0 after finishing with just 48 points last season, the fewest by a non-expansion team since 1998-99.

Matt Duchene has been the topic of trade rumors for the better part of a year. "Its very weird, and obviously being pulled in a game, then to be playing my first two games against my old team is going to be pretty unusual, but it was something I half-expected".

Girard, 19, was a second-round pick of Nashville in 2016.

Bowers, 18, was a first-round pick by the Senators in 2017, 28th overall, and is now playing his freshman season at Boston University. This year, he has four goals and six assists in 13 games.

Kamenev, 21, was a second-round selection of the Predators in 2014.

Hammond, 29, has spent the season with the AHL Belleville Senators and has a 2.21 goals-against average and a.925 save percentage.