MAJOR | NHL lays massive punishment on the Ottawa Senators for failed trade

Published November 1, 2023 at 10:06

Following an investigation into a failed trade between the Vegas Golden Knights and Anaheim Ducks involving Evgenii Dadonov, the Ottawa Senators were given a hefty penalty for their role.

On Wednesday, the NHL shared that the Ottawa Senators must forfeit a first-round pick in either 2024, 2025 or 2026 after failing to inform the Golden Knights that the Anaheim Ducks were on Dadonov's no-trade list.

"The National Hockey League today announced that the Ottawa Senators will forfeit a first-round draft pick for their role in the July 2021 trade of Player Evgenii Dadonov from the Senators to the Vegas Golden Knights and the subsequent, invalidated March 2022 Dadonov trade between the Golden Knights and the Anaheim Ducks.

Ottawa will forfeit its first-round draft pick in one of the 2024, 2025 or 2026 Drafts. Ottawa will determine as to which pick will be forfeited within 24 hours of the conclusion of the Draft Lottery for that year. The League will have no further comment on the matter."

The punishment handed down by the NHL to the Ottawa Senators is a massive one, to say the least and not something new owner Michael Andlauer would have expected, at least not this severe.

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