Senators acquire F Zach Sanford in trade with Blues

NHL Hockey

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP)The Ottawa Senators acquired Zach Sanford on Saturday, sending St. Louis native Logan Brown to the Blues in exchange for the veteran forward.

St. Louis also received a conditional 2022 draft pick from Ottawa.

Sanford had 10 goals and six assists in 52 games for the Blues last season.

”We expect Zach’s addition to prove beneficial for us in a number of ways,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said in a release. ”He’s a big man who skates well, a power forward who plays with energy and a former Stanley Cup winner.

”As someone who’s had a 16-goal season, he’s very capable of contributing offensively, too.”

The 26-year-old Sanford has 38 goals and 36 assists in 209 career games with St. Louis and Washington. He helped the Blues win the Stanley Cup in 2019.

The conditional draft pick is removed from the deal if Brown plays more than 30 NHL games this season.

Brown, the son of former Blues defenseman Jeff Brown, has one goal and eight assists in 30 career games – all with Ottawa. He was selected by the Senators with the No. 11 pick in the 2016 NHL draft.

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