Dany Heatley finally got his wish on Saturday.
Ending months of speculation and controversy after Heatley expressed his desire for a trade out of Ottawa, the Senators have completed a blockbuster deal with the San Jose Sharks in which they will acquire Jonathan Cheechoo, Milan Michalek and a second-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Along with Heatley, the Senators will send the Sharks their fifth-round pick in the 2010 draft.
''I'm excited obviously, I'm excited to be a Shark,'' Heatley told TSN. ''I want to thank everyone in Ottawa, the organization the fans, and the city. I had a great four years here (and) I'm happy to move on.''