Ottawa Senators trade Mike Condon to Tampa Bay

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 30: Mike Condon #1 of the Ottawa Senators gets ready to make a save against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on October 30, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 30: Mike Condon #1 of the Ottawa Senators gets ready to make a save against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on October 30, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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The Ottawa Senators have today addressed their overcrowded goaltender position by trading Mike Condon to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Mike Condon‘s disappointing tenure with the Ottawa Senators is over, with the veteran goalie now having a chance to backup Andrei Vasilevskiy.

The Senators, who also sent a 2020 sixth round pick, received a fifth round pick in 2020 as well as the final year of Ryan Callahan‘s contract.

Condon had a positive start to his time playing in the Canadian capital, registering a 19-14-6 record with a goal against average of 2.50 and a save percentage of .914, but he was unable to replicate this over the next two seasons.

In two regular season appearances for the Senators last season, both of them losses, Condon had a dismal .800 save percentage and a goal against average of 6.38.

With the Senators extending Anders Nilsson, along with Craig Anderson, Marcus Hogberg and Filip Gustavsson all still on the books, it was clear that Condon’s days with the organisation were over.

In exchange for the veteran goaltender, the Senators have taken on the final year of winger Ryan Callahan’s contract – which carries a cap value of $5.8 million.

Callahan recently received a diagnosis for a degenerative back condition, ending his playing career with immediate effect.

With the Senators needing to sit comfortably in the acceptable cap range, taking on dead cap such as Callahan’s was a necessary evil to allow the organisation to offload Condon – who would have cost the team $2.4 million on his final year.

The Senators do receive a better value pick as a result of the trade, seeing general manager Pierre Dorion turn one of their three sixth round picks into a fifth rounder.

The Ottawa Senators still have 11 picks in the 2020 draft after this trade.

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What do you think Sens fans? Are you pleased to see the team part ways with Condon? Are you disappointed with the cost attached to doing so? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!