3 Senators Most Likely to be Traded by the Deadline

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 06: Anton Forsberg #31 of the Ottawa Senators watches a Vegas Golden Knights' shot sail by the net in the second period of their game at T-Mobile Arena on March 06, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Senators 2-1. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 06: Anton Forsberg #31 of the Ottawa Senators watches a Vegas Golden Knights' shot sail by the net in the second period of their game at T-Mobile Arena on March 06, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Senators 2-1. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /
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Josh Brown #3 of the Ottawa Senators (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Josh Brown #3 of the Ottawa Senators (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

Josh Brown

2021-22 Season Stats: 39 GP, 0G-5A-5P, -8, 37 Shots, 90 Hits

Brown hasn’t provided much since arriving in Ottawa during the 2020 NHL offseason for a 4th round pick from the Florida Panthers, he plays a simple, tough game that is most effective as a depth/7th defenceman. The blueliner stands at 6’5″ and 221 pounds and possesses a right shot, that should be enough to at least get some teams interested in the Josh Brown sweepstakes.

While Brown isn’t supposed to provide much in terms of offensive ability, the consistent struggles that he has breaking the puck out of his own end has directly affected his play in Ottawa, spending too much time in his own end. His size and length will for sure attract some attention, and a scuffle versus the Panthers the other night shows his physicality.

In totality, his play hasn’t been up to NHL standards during his time in Ottawa, and it’s obvious he shouldn’t be in the future plans as the Senators continue to build toward being a playoff contender, if the Pierre Dorion can receive an asset for Brown, he should jump at the opportunity.

Potential Trade Package

OTT: D Josh Brown

NSH: 2022 7th Round Pick

Nashville plays a physical brand of hockey and currently houses former Senators Mark Borowiecki and Ben Harpur, both play a similar brand of hockey to Brown. Predators’ GM David Poile will try and bolster his team’s depth in the hopes of making a playoff run.

All stats via Hockey Reference