Published: Tue, November 07, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Matt Duchene traded to Ottawa

Matt Duchene traded to Ottawa

The New York Islanders attempt to extend their season-opening home point streak to six games when they host the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.

Turris, who was a potential unrestricted free agent at the end of the year, has also signed a six-year extension worth $36 million with the Predators. The Avs traded Duchene in the middle of a game, which is something that hasn't happened in the league in about five years.

Matt Duchene makes his long-awaited exit from the Colorado Avalanche organization. Turris has shown he can be a strong two-way player, as he's already recorded nine points in 11 games to start the year after posting 55 points in 78 games during the 2016-17 campaign - plus, he's shown supreme defensive vision on the backcheck.

From Ottawa, the Avalanche received forward Shane Bowers, goaltender Andrew Hammond, first round and third-round picks in 2018.

"We feel this deal brings us some top prospects as well as some high draft picks as we continue to build for both the short and long-term future", Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic said in a statement.

Duchene is coming off a disappointing season on a team where just about every player struggled.

Duchene won't have to wait long to face his former team - the Senators' next two games are in Sweden against Colorado as part of the NHL Global series.

Duchene's swift exit seemed sudden, but he suspected something might happen, having been the subject of trade rumors for months. He'll play his first game with the Senators on Friday against the Avalanche in Stockholm.

Kamenev, 21, was a second-round selection (42nd overall) of the Predators in the 2014 NHL Draft and has spent the previous two campaigns with the Milwaukee Admirals.

Bowers, 18, was a first-round pick by the Senators in 2017, 28th overall, and is now playing his freshman season at Boston University. Signed by Ottawa as a free agent in 2013, Hammond has a 27-14-6 record in 55 career National Hockey League games, posting a 2.31 GAA and a.923 save percentage.

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