Jean-Gabriel Pageau to the New York Islanders
In a rebuild, when the team’s core players are moved, it means there are now opportunities for players in supporting roles to play higher up in the lineup. This was certainly the case for Jean-Gabriel Pageau in the 2019-20 season where he would score 24 goals in 60 games for the Sens. Pageau had been a longtime fan favorite bottom 6 player for the organization, but it was necessary for Dorion to sell this asset while his value was at the highest it ever was. He was traded to the New York Islanders.
The third-round pick would not be transferred to the Sens as the New York Islanders did not win the cup that season, but the other picks would stick.
The second-round would end up being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs with a third-round pick in exchange for the 44th overall selection. With this pick, the Ottawa Senators would select defenseman Tyler Kleven. Kleven is a good defensive prospect for the Senators and could anchor the third pairing for a long time.
With the first-round pick acquired in this trade, the Ottawa Senators would select forward Ridly Greig. Greig is a top prospect for the Ottawa Senators and has jumped up and down from the AHL this season due to piling-up injuries. He could earn a full-time NHL roster spot as soon as next season.