Ottawa Senators Acquire Matt Kassian From Minnesota Wild


The Ottawa Senators have sent a 6th round pick in the 2014 draft to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for big forward Matt Kassian.  The 26 year old left winger has played 28 NHL games and had 2 goals and 67 penalty minutes to show for his 6 years of pro hockey. He was Minnesota’s 2nd round pick in the 2005 draft.

Mar 11, 2012; St. Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild forward

Matt Kassian

(28) fights Calgary Flames forward

Guillaume Desbiens

(26) during the first period against the Calgary Flames at the Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

While the price is right, I don’t know where he will fit on the roster.  This morning I suggested the Senators go after Ryane Clowe, who would be more costly in terms of return but would also fill a more needed role.  This just doesn’t make a ton of sense, bringing in a player who has debatable talent save for one, the ability to drop the mitts.  And he doesn’t wear a visor.

I guess Bryan Murray was tired of seeing Chris Phillips, Patrick Wiercioch and Kaspars Daugavins having to step up and try to fight for the Sens.

First Guillaume Latendresse, now Kassian.  If the Senators keep taking Minnesota’s rejects, how long before Dany Heatley returns to the Sens?