Sens Trade McAmmond, Welcomes Back Comrie

With the trade deadline looming ahead on March 4th, the Ottawa Senators went ahead to acquiring two needed resources in offence & defence. Rejuvenated by new coach Cory Clouston and a current 5-1-1 streak, GM Bryan Murray traded forward Dean McAmmond and a 2009 first-round draft pick the Senators had originally acquired from San Jose for center Mike Comrie and defenseman Chris Campoli from the New York Islanders.

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This will be Comrie’s second stint in Ottawa. The eighth-year veteran had 25 points in 41 games with the Senators during the 2006-07 season after being acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes on Jan. 3, 2007. He also had 2 goals and 6 points in 20 playoff games as the Senators reached the Stanley Cup Final. That summer, Comrie signed with the Islanders. Last season, he led the Islanders with 49 points and was second with 21 goals. He missed five weeks earlier this season with a hip injury, and in 41 games has 7 goals and 20 points.

Murray says that when he talked to Comrie a while back, the Edmonton native had indicated he really was disappointed when he left Ottawa. The next 25 games will see if Comrie gets to stay for longer – he becomes a free agent on July 1.

download mr magorium s wonder emporium movie Joining Comrie in Canada’s capital is Campoli, a 2004 seventh-round pick who has blossomed into a full-time NHL player in his fourth season. After a breakout rookie season that saw him post 9 goals and 34 points in 80 games, health issues have plagued Campoli. Mostly healthy this season, Campoli has 6 goals and 17 points in 51 games, numbers that put him on pace to nearly match his first-season output. McAmmond, in his 16th NHL season, joins his eighth team. In 916 NHL games with the Blackhawks, Oilers, Flyers, Flames, Avalanche, Blues and Senators, McAmmond has 176 goals and 422 points. In 44 games with the Senators this season, McAmmond has 3 goals and 7 points.

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