"We're pleased with the futures we've received in (the Dzingel) deal", Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said. All told, the Senators receive Duclair, a first-round pick, two second rounders and two prospects, including former third-round pick Vitaly Abramov (not to mention an additional first-round selection if the Jackets do indeed extend Duchene), for two of their three high-profile pending unrestricted free agents. The 26-year-old Weal had a goal and assist in 19 games with Arizona and has totaled four goals and seven assists in 47 games this season.
The rebuilding Rangers earlier sent forward Mats Zuccarello to Dallas for conditional second- and third-round picks.
Dzingel last played for the Senators on February 18 against Chicago and had been held out of the lineup since with a trade expected to happen.
NOTES: Adam Clendening, Alexander Wennberg and Lukas Sedlak were scratches for the Blue Jackets. The two clubs weren't done there however, as Columbus acquired a player Boston reportedly was interested in - when Ottawa traded Ryan Dzingel.
Duclair scored 11 goals and eight assists in 52 games this year for Columbus and now moves to his fifth National Hockey League franchise in five seasons.
Josh Anderson, Cam Atkinson and Oliver Bjorkstrand scored for the Blue Jackets (34-23-3), who halted a two-game losing skid to take over third in the Metropolitan Division.
In exchange, the Sens are getting two second round picks (one in 2019 and one in 2020), as well as forward Anthony Duclair. The Blue Jackets now have six players with over 20 goals scored this year on the roster and don't count out the captain Nick Foligno with 15 goals scored currently.
The 29-year-old had spent his entire career with the Devils, who signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2011.