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Sens get Bobby Ryan from Anaheim

Jul 5, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT

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A day that started so badly for Senators fans with the departure of captain Daniel Alfredsson just got a lot more exciting — in a trade first reported by the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch, the club has acquired star forward Bobby Ryan from the Anaheim Ducks.

Going to Anaheim: 22-year-old forward Jakob Silfverberg, 20-year-old prospect Stefan Noesen, and a first-round pick.

Ryan has been the subject of trade rumors for some time now. The 26-year-old American, who can already boast four 30-plus-goal seasons in the NHL, has two years left on his contract (cap hit $5.1 million) before he can become an unrestricted free agent.

Following the big contracts awarded to Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, and with UFA forwards Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne still unsigned, the Ryan trade should come as no real surprise. The Ducks have shown a willingness to spend money in the past, but they’re not among the NHL’s leaders in revenue-generation.

For the Sens, Ryan gives them a proven sniper to play with top center Jason Spezza (or possibly Kyle Turris depending on chemistry).

Ottawa also signed Clarke MacArthur today.

  1. letsgopens8771 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Word is the trade is Ryan for Jakob Silfverberg, a first round pick and a minor leaguer who is unknown at this time. HUGE. Ottawa just got loads better. They are clearly on the up after losing Alfie.

  2. chazxcore - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Ed Snider must be pissed.

    • ethanmacleod1685 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:42 PM

      I wanted to see this guy in Philly as well

      • chazxcore - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:50 PM

        Me too but the cap room isnt there. Maybe 2015-2016.

      • yokes27 - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:10 PM

        Flyers trade for him at trade deadline not this season but the following OR when he will be a FA at end of that season he comes into Philly hot! I want him here too but patience, by then we have a better idea of Schenn and Read and to a lesser degree Mcginn who i honestly think will be a solid player.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:44 PM

      Flyers couldn’t afford him. Solid pickup for Ottawa. They finally have their go-to scorer. Ryan playing on Spezza’s wing would be pretty deadly.

  3. hockinj25 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    They better hope he re-signs next year or they just made a terrible deal. If he does re-sign then its a good deal for both sides.

  4. valarmorghuliss - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Sens got a good player and the Ducks got good value. Silfverberg was a solid rookie and a 1st round pick to go along with it, the Ducks couldn’t do much better than that. imo

  5. hockey412 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Wow…didn’t see that coming! Eh, at least he’s closer to home. I gotta think the weather was nicer in Cali, though…

  6. bensawesomeness - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    holy crap

  7. soundsofsuccess7 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    …was hoping the Ducks would keep him. Not sure why he’s been on the block for so long..

  8. sharksfan97 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    I see Ryan a lot being a Sharks fan that lives in Orange County. Although he’s got size, he plays a fairly soft game from the perimeter. His numbers have also been inflated from playing on the same line as Geyz & Perry. This past season, Boudreau moved him off that line and his numbers took a fairly big hit. In the end, I personally believe Ryan is overrated and that Anaheim wins this deal. Especially considering that they got Silfverberg AND and 1st. Trust me, it pains me to say Anaheim won this deal considering I’m a Sharks fan.

    • melonheadsdaddy - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:54 PM

      Are you a sharks fan?

  9. hockeyfan28 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Good deal for Ottawa but man he’s only got two years left on his deal and Ottawa is going to have
    the constant Flyer rumors circling around him

    • killerpgh - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:00 PM

      What players isn’t rumored to be going to the Flyers…..

      • hockeyfan28 - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:13 PM

        He’s a unique case though from him being from Cherry Hill and being a junior flyer to his father being close
        to members of flyer management if Ottawa gets an extension out of him solid solid pickup but if they don’t
        the rumors about where he’s headed will start next summer

  10. northstarsmitty - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    If I am not mistaken, didn’t the Ducks sign both Ryan and Getzlaff to 8 year deals? Meaning this Ryan trade won’t burn Ottawa, because he is locked up long term already, unless the new CBA changes the scope of that for some reason…

    • hockinj25 - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:52 PM

      They resigned Getzlaf and Perry, not Ryan.

      • northstarsmitty - Jul 9, 2013 at 2:49 PM

        Ohhhh Perry, that’s right. Thanks for the clarification!

    • valarmorghuliss - Jul 5, 2013 at 3:52 PM

      Perry and Getz

  11. 19to77 - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Man, this has been a wild free agency period. All kinds of big names flyin’ around. Good move for Ottawa IF they sign him long-term. If he leaves, that’s a steep cost to pay.

  12. sens101 - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Yes exactly. Murray I’m sure had some discussions with him about re-signing. I don’t think the Sens are done yet. I had an idea Murray was going to make a splash because of all of the negative Alfie backlash here in Ottawa today. Steep price to pay, but a solid goal scorer in return should help. Im sure Silvferberg was the centrepiece of the deal, but they also gave up a first rounder in Noesen who was projected to be a top 6 forward and many in these parts were excited to see develop.

  13. proudliberal85392 - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Great move for the Sens and an even better move for my Yotes. Gets him out of our division!

  14. c1md6 - Jul 5, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Silfverburg is a promising player but bobby Ryan is all world, Anaheim definitely got fleeced on the deal, nice and much needed move by Ottawa

  15. capsfan19 - Jul 5, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    WHAAAAT. Woww it’ll be cool to watch him play in the east

  16. pmonte3122 - Jul 6, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Well they aren’t in the top… But they’ll certainly be that much more fun to watch

  17. bauxjangles - Jul 7, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    I’m thure all of California is thad to thee Bobby Ryan leave. Good luck with the Ottawa Thenators, man.

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