Ottawa Senators: Smith to return, DeBrincat may be dealt

DJ Smith and his coaching staff will return to the Ottawa Senators next season, the team’s general manager has announced.

Pierre Dorion told the NHL’s new Senators owner, Michael Andlauer, that Smith had been told by Andlauer that the general manager was in charge of running the hockey team, during a press conference for the NHL’s draft media. rice field.

The Senators had their best season under Smith last season, going 39-35-8, but failed to make the playoffs every year during his four-year tenure.

Dorion also said the team is exploring the possibility of trading Alex Devlincat.

The winger didn’t ask for a trade, but he stressed that Devlincat’s agent is reluctant to sign a long-term contract with the Canadian team.

Devlin Cat was acquired by the Senators from the Chicago Blackhawks in July 2022 in exchange for the 7th overall and 39th overall picks in the NHL Entry Draft and a 3rd round pick in the 2023 Draft.

This report by the Canadian Press Agency was first published on June 27, 2023.

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