Ottawa Senators & Their History Of Messy "Break-Ups"

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Alexei Yashin

 

 

Yashin in his after-Ottawa home

The first star player, and the first player selected in the NHL entry draft for a young franchise.  Yashin was beloved for a time, but contract holdouts and a renege on a million dollar donation to the NAC soured the fans on the centre.

THE BREAK-UP – Ottawa dealt Yashin to the Islanders at the 2001 draft, netting a package that included Zdeno Chara and the draft pick that would become Jason Spezza.

AFTER THE SENS: Yashin played 5 seasons for the Islanders before being bought out of the remaining 4 years of his contract, which the Islanders are still paying $2.2M per year for.

 

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