Ottawa Senators followers will get an early take a look at the important thing participant the workforce acquired within the Mark Stone commerce as a result of the workforce is asking up 19-year-old defenseman Erik Brannstrom for the house sport towards the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night time.
The Senators traded all three of their prime objective scorers on the deadline in Stone, Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel.
Whereas the return for Duchene and Dzingel from Columbus centered on draft picks, Ottawa acquired a possible star in Brannstrom from Vegas. He was chosen 15th total in 2017 by the Golden Knights and is taken into account an elite puck-moving defensive prospect. The Knights additionally despatched ahead Oscar Lindberg and a second-round decide.
Brannstrom performed 41 video games with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL earlier than the commerce, scoring seven targets and including 21 assists. In 5 video games with Belleville because the deal, he has an help.
The Sweden native additionally performed for his nation on the planet junior championships this 12 months and had 4 targets in 5 video games.