The Ottawa Senators have been rebuilding for a few years now, and that trend will continue this offseason, as they try to build a contending team through the draft. In addition, they will also be adding some key free agents as well. This is what the Ottawa Senators should do in the offseason.
Before the 2022 Draft, Ottawa Senators make a few trades are made
Ottawa Senators trade Chris Tierney, Michael Del Zotto to the Seattle Kraken for 4th round pick '22, 5th round pick '23
Seattle get Chris Tierney and Michael Del Zotto from Ottawa in exchange for two draft picks
The Senators also acquire Alex Killorn from Tampa Bay Lightning for Dylan Gambrell, Austin Watson, Lassi Thomson, 2nd round pick '22.
The Lightning needs to move some salaries, and Alex Killorn is one of their cap casualties. For Ottawa, they will be getting a solid veteran forward who will help mentor their young players.
Adam Gaudette and Victor Mete are traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for 5th round pick '23, 6th round pick '24.
The Senators trade away Gaudette and Mete for two draft picks, so they can clear roster spots that could be better used on other players.
Ottawa also trades Artem Zub and Nick Holden to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Liam Foudy, 3rd round pick '23.
The Senators trade two top 6 defensemen to the Blue Jackets for Liam Foudy, who could fit well as their fourth-line center and a 3rd round pick.
Ottawa Senators draft 3 Centers, 3 Wingers, 5 Defenseman, and 1 goalie in the 2022 Draft to add to their already stacked prospect pool.
Ottawa Senators re-sign the following players:
Josh Norris-8yrs/8M per
Erik Branstrom-2yrs/2.5M per
Alex Formenton-2yrs/1.75M per
Mathieu Joseph-2yr/1.5M per
Liam Foudy-2yrs/850k per
Ottawa Senators sign the following players in free agency:
Claude Giroux-5yrs/8M per
Josh Manson-4yrs/3.5M per
This is how the Ottawa Senators' lineup looks like next season
2022-23 Ottawa Senators
F: B.Lambert, R.Greig, T.Boucher, A.Kaskimaki, T.Ronni, F.Wagner, D.Kaplan, N.Greuter
D: J.Bernard-Docker, S.Casey, M.Mastodomenico, D.Ivanov, L.Jansson, C.Leddy
G: M.Sogaard, L.Merilainen, N.Kokko
If the Ottawa Senators make the right moves, they could assembled a team that has potential to make a push for the playoffs next season.