The Ottawa Senators have continued to dismantle the team as they have traded G Brian Elliott to the Colorado Avalanche. The Senators receive goaltender Craig Anderson.
Elliot, the Senators 9th rd pick in 2003 was in his third full season in Ottawa. He was a solid backup, but struggled mightily when counted upon in the starter role.
Elliott will best be remembered for his contribution to the Senators’ 11 game winning streak that was the defining factor in the club making the playoffs last season.
Anderson has been considered a viable starting goaltender in the NHL, but has struggled recently. He will be a UFA at the end of the season if the Senators cannot sign him to an extension beforehand.
More to come, including Tony’s and My take on the trade.