The second trade of the day went down at the NHL Trade Deadline when the Ottawa Senators have acquired veteran right wing Ales Hemsky from the Edmonton Oilers for a pair of draft picks, a source told ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun.
In exchange for Hemsky, who has spent his entire 11-year career in Edmonton, the Oilers received a third-round draft selection in 2015 and a fifth-round pick in 2014, the source told LeBrun.
Hemsky, 30, has nine goals and 17 assists this season and while he hasn’t been much of a fantasy option at this point in the season while in Edmonton, the trade to Ottawa could make Hemsky an option the rest of the season in deep leagues.
Currently Hemsky is owned in only one percent of ESPN leagues and if you are in need of some goal scoring, he could be worth a look, depending on how the rest of the deadline plays out.
In his final game with Edmonton last night, Hemsky scored two goals- one on the power play- against Ottawa, which apparently saw enough from him to pull the trigger on a deal.
The trade deadline provides fantasy owners with good change of scenery options and Hemsky could be a good bet to produce at a higher rate in Ottawa the rest of the season than he did in Edmonton.
He’s a guy that has scored 20-plus goals in the NHL on two different occasions and while he last did so in 2009, keep an eye on what his role will be with the Sens as Hemsky could be a sneaky pickup down the stretch.