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Bobby Ryan: Ottawa bound. Photo: Debora Robinson, Getty Images

Bobby Ryan: Ottawa bound. Photo: Debora Robinson, Getty Images

After months, nay, years of rumors surrounding a potential trade of Bobby Ryan, a real deal has finally materialized. The Anaheim Ducks dealt Bobby Ryan, the No. 2 pick in the 2005 draft, to the Ottawa Senators for two players and a draft pick.

As per Darren Dreger of TSN and Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, the Ducks will receive forwards Jakob Silfverberg and Stefan Noesen, as well as a 2014 1st-round draft pick.


Still only 26, Ryan adds a terrific young goal-scoring talent to Ottawa’s lineup. Before the lockout-shortened 2013 season ended his streak, Ryan had four-straight 30-goal campaigns. In six NHL seasons, all with Anaheim, Ryan has notched 147 goals and 142 assists for 289 total points in 378 games. He was also part of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Hockey team, who won silver at the Vancouver Games. Interestingly enough, Ryan is the second No. 2 overall pick to be traded in the last two days, as Tyler Seguin was dealt to the Dallas Stars yesterday.

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So, that’s what Ottawa’s getting. Here’s what Anaheim’s receiving:

1. A 2014 1st-round draft pick.

2. Jakob Silfverberg, RW: As a rookie, he played a full season with Ottawa this past year, notching 10 goals and 19 points in in 49 games. He’s 6’1″, 187 and figures to only get better as he gains more NHL experience.  He has the potential to turn into a highly productive top-six winger.

3. Stefan Noesen, RW: One of Ottawa’s better prospects, Noesen was a first-round pick of the Senators’ back in 2011. His scouting report on Hockey’s Future describes him as such: “Although his offensive game is considered raw at this point, he offers an interesting package of size, skating, competitiveness and feistiness. He presents a challenge to opposition with his determined, high-energy style and was compared to (Ducks forward) Corey Perry by Bryan Murray (Ottawa’s general manager).

Of course, more than anything, this trade alleviates the loss of Daniel Alfredsson for Ottawa, their long-time captain who signed with the Red Wings earlier today. Still, this is a win-win for both teams. Ottawa gets an elite young player, and Anaheim gets three great pieces in return to add some youth to what was one of the oldest rosters in the NHL last year.


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