Ottawa Senators transactions

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Ottawa Senators logo Filip Chlapik
Filip Chlapik
2019-02-21
Recalled C Filip Chlapik from Belleville (AHL).
2019-02-21
Ottawa Senators logo Darren Archibald Recalled RW Darren Archibald from Belleville (AHL). 2019-02-21
Ottawa Senators logo Mikkel Boedker
Mikkel Boedker
2019-02-17
Activated LW Mikkel Boedker from injured reserve.
2019-02-17
Ottawa Senators logo Jack Rodewald
Jack Rodewald
2019-02-17
Assigned RW Jack Rodewald to Belleville (AHL).
2019-02-17
Ottawa Senators logo Jack Rodewald
Jack Rodewald
2019-02-17
Activated RW Jack Rodewald from injured reserve.
2019-02-17
Ottawa Senators logo Filip Gustavsson Assigned G Filip Gustavsson to Belleville (AHL). 2019-02-17
Ottawa Senators logo Darren Archibald Assigned RW Darren Archibald to Belleville (AHL). 2019-02-17
Ottawa Senators logo Mark Borowiecki
Mark Borowiecki
2019-02-16
Placed D Mark Borowiecki on IR.
2019-02-16
Ottawa Senators logo Cody Goloubef
Cody Goloubef
2019-02-14
Recalled D Cody Goloubef from Belleville (AHL).
2019-02-14
Ottawa Senators logo Darren Archibald Recalled RW Darren Archibald from Belleville (AHL). 2019-02-14
Ottawa Senators logo Darren Archibald Assigned RW Darren Archibald to Belleville (AHL). 2019-02-13
Ottawa Senators logo Darren Archibald Recalled RW Darren Archibald from Belleville (AHL). 2019-02-12
Ottawa Senators logo Filip Gustavsson Recalled G Filip Gustavsson from Belleville (AHL). 2019-02-12
Ottawa Senators logo Darren Archibald Recalled RW Darren Archibald from Belleville (AHL). 2019-02-09
Ottawa Senators logo Jack Rodewald
Jack Rodewald
2019-02-09
Placed RW Jack Rodewald on IR.
2019-02-09
Ottawa Senators logo Cody Goloubef
Cody Goloubef
2019-02-08
Assigned D Cody Goloubef to Belleville (AHL).
2019-02-08
Ottawa Senators logo Jack Rodewald
Jack Rodewald
2019-02-06
Recalled RW Jack Rodewald from Belleville (AHL).
2019-02-06
Ottawa Senators logo J.C. Beaudin
J.C. Beaudin
2019-02-06
Acquired C J.C. Beaudin from the Colorado Avalanche for LW Max McCormick.
2019-02-06
Ottawa Senators logo Cody Goloubef
Cody Goloubef
2019-02-06
Recalled D Cody Goloubef from Belleville (AHL).
2019-02-06
Ottawa Senators logo Nick Paul
Nick Paul
2019-02-03
Waived LW Nick Paul.
2019-02-03
Ottawa Senators logo Rudolfs Balcers
Rudolfs Balcers
2019-02-02
Recalled LW Rudolfs Balcers from Belleville (AHL).
2019-02-02
Ottawa Senators logo Zack Smith
Zack Smith
2019-02-02
NHL fined LW Zack Smith $5,000 for elbowing.
2019-02-02
Ottawa Senators logo Christian Wolanin Assigned D Christian Wolanin to Belleville (AHL). 2019-01-23
Ottawa Senators logo Rudolfs Balcers
Rudolfs Balcers
2019-01-23
Assigned LW Rudolfs Balcers to Belleville (AHL).
2019-01-23
Ottawa Senators logo Justin Falk
Justin Falk
2019-01-22
Assigned D Justin Falk to Belleville (AHL).
2019-01-22
Ottawa Senators logo Justin Falk
Justin Falk
2019-01-21
Waived D Justin Falk.
2019-01-21
Ottawa Senators logo Marcus Hogberg
Marcus Hogberg
2019-01-17
Assigned G Marcus Hogberg to Belleville (AHL).
2019-01-17
Ottawa Senators logo Craig Anderson
Craig Anderson
2019-01-17
Activated G Craig Anderson from injured reserve.
2019-01-17
Ottawa Senators logo Thomas Chabot
Thomas Chabot
2019-01-16
Activated D Thomas Chabot from injured reserve.
2019-01-16
Ottawa Senators logo
2019-01-14
Assigned D Stefan Elliott to Belleville (AHL).
2019-01-14
Ottawa Senators logo Darren Archibald Assigned RW Darren Archibald to Belleville (AHL). 2019-01-14
Ottawa Senators logo Cody Goloubef
Cody Goloubef
2019-01-11
Boston Bruins Acquired D Cody Goloubef from the Ottawa Senators for Paul Carey.
2019-01-11
Ottawa Senators logo
2019-01-11
Recalled D Stefan Elliott from Belleville (AHL).
2019-01-11
Ottawa Senators logo Gabriel Gagne
Gabriel Gagne
2019-01-11
Toronto Maple Leafs Acquired RW Gabriel Gagne from the Ottawa Senators for LW Morgan Klimchuk.
2019-01-11
Ottawa Senators logo Darren Archibald Recalled RW Darren Archibald from Belleville (AHL). 2019-01-07
Ottawa Senators logo Jack Rodewald
Jack Rodewald
2019-01-04
Assigned RW Jack Rodewald to Belleville (AHL).
2019-01-04
Ottawa Senators logo Rudolfs Balcers
Rudolfs Balcers
2019-01-04
Recalled LW Rudolfs Balcers from Belleville (AHL).
2019-01-04
Ottawa Senators logo
2019-01-03
Assigned D Stefan Elliott to Belleville (AHL).
2019-01-03
Ottawa Senators logo Mike McKenna
Mike McKenna
2019-01-02
Vancouver Canucks Acquired G Mike McKenna, LW Tom Pyatt and a 2019 sixth-round draft pick from the Ottawa Senators for G Anders Nilsson and RW Darren Archibald.
2019-01-02
Ottawa Senators logo Tom Pyatt
Tom Pyatt
2019-01-01
Waived LW Tom Pyatt.
2019-01-01
Ottawa Senators logo Thomas Chabot
Thomas Chabot
2018-12-29
Placed D Thomas Chabot on IR.
2018-12-29
Ottawa Senators logo Jack Rodewald
Jack Rodewald
2018-12-29
Recalled RW Jack Rodewald from Belleville (AHL).
2018-12-29
Ottawa Senators logo Christian Wolanin Recalled D Christian Wolanin from Belleville (AHL). 2018-12-29
Ottawa Senators logo
2018-12-29
Recalled D Stefan Elliott from Belleville (AHL).
2018-12-29
Ottawa Senators logo Marcus Hogberg
Marcus Hogberg
2018-12-22
Recalled G Marcus Hogberg from Belleville (AHL).
2018-12-22
Ottawa Senators logo Matt Duchene
Matt Duchene
2018-12-19
Activated C Matt Duchene from injured reserve.
2018-12-19
Ottawa Senators logo Drake Batherson
Drake Batherson
2018-12-18
Assigned RW Drake Batherson to Belleville (AHL).
2018-12-18
Ottawa Senators logo Mark Borowiecki
Mark Borowiecki
2018-12-17
Activated D Mark Borowiecki from injured reserve.
2018-12-17
Ottawa Senators logo Max McCormick
Max McCormick
2018-12-16
Waived LW Max McCormick.
2018-12-16
Ottawa Senators logo
2018-12-16
Assigned D Stefan Elliott to Belleville (AHL).
2018-12-16

Trades

NHL player transactions include the exchange of players, prospects, and draft picks among teams. Teams only have until the trade deadline, which tends to fall on the last week of February or the first week of March. The trade deadline for the current season is Monday, February 26, 2018.

Signings, Terminations & Injury Designations

Other ways the players on a team are impacted are through signings, terminations, and injury designations.

Free agents

Players who are free agents have no contract and are able to sign with any club. Previously, players could have unrestricted free agency if they were 31 years old or over. After the CBA came out of the lockout in 2005, the rules changed. Now, players aged 27 and over, as well as those with at least seven years in the NHL with expired contracts, can become unrestricted free agents. Plus, players aged 22 years and over who are not selected in the NHL Draft can sign with any team as a free agent.

Unrestricted free agents can start negotiating and signing contracts with any team after July 1 of each year. Before, teams were awarded with draft picks as compensation when they lost unrestricted free agents. Since 2004, there has been no compensation.

Buyouts

Buyouts occur when teams buy a player at the end of a season for the remainder of the player’s contract. This impacts both pay and cap hit. For players under the age of 26, pay and cap hit are reduced by two-thirds. For players aged 26 to 35, pay and cap hit are reduced by one-third. Finally, for players over the age of 35, pay is reduced by one-third but cap hit is not reduced. In addition, the new team pays over twice the period of the remaining contract.

Injured Reserve List

Players who are injured, disabled, or sick and unable to play for at least seven days cannot be bought out. Instead, their teams may place them on the Injured Reserve List. A club can only put a player on the Injured Reserve List if the player had previously passed the initial physical examination of the season. The team can then replace the player on its NHL roster with someone else.

Assigning Players to the Minors & Call-Ups

If a player has already participated in a defined number of games or he has played in a certain number of seasons since the signing of the original contract, the player must be available to all NHL teams before he is assigned to the minors. This is called 'clearing waivers,' and it means that other NHL teams can 'claim' the player from the 'waiver wire,' meaning they assume the contract, and provide only a small financial compensation to the team from which the player originated. When players clear waivers, their teams have the right to loan them to a minor affiliate, typically an AHL team, or they can choose to keep them in their club. Once cleared, players don't need to do it again for the lesser of either 30 cumulative days on the roster, or until they've played in 10 games in the NHL.

Players can also rise from the minors to an NHL team. This is known as a call-up. Players may be called up due to an injury or suspension of another player, or a team can use a regular call-up of minor league affiliates who are yet to sign a contract.

The AHL

The AHL, or American Hockey League, is the primary development league for the NHL. The AHL is currently made up of 30 teams. Since there are currently 31 NHL teams, 3 NHL Teams are sharing 2 AHL teams. There are plans for the AHL to expand to 31 teams, so that each NHL team can once again have their own exclusive affiliate.

The ECHL

The ECHL (previously the East Coast Hockey League) is a mid-level league with teams from across the U.S. and Canada. It is the only other league (along with the AHL) to which all players with entry-level NHL contracts must report.

Roster Limits

Each team in the NHL has a roster limit of:

  • 50 players on contract
  • 20 players on “dressed list” for games
  • 23 players on the active NHL roster
  • 90 players on the reserve list

Players in the AHL and ECHL are part of the 50 contract limit but don’t contribute to the 23 active roster limit.

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