OTTAWA (AP) -Hoping to get more goals, the Ottawa Senators acquired center Mike Comrie and defenseman Chris Campoli from the New York Islanders on Friday for center Dean McAmmond and a first-round draft pick.
Traditionally one of the NHL's highest-scoring teams, the Senators rank last in the Eastern Conference with 141 goals. Ottawa is 22-26-9 record and in 11th place.
"We haven't been a very good offensive team and we're getting two guys with that ability," Senators general manager Bryan Murray said.
The 28-year-old Comrie returns to Ottawa for a second tour with the Senators. He leaves a team that had the NHL's worst record at 17-35-6.
Comrie was part of Ottawa's run to the 2007 Stanley Cup final before leaving to sign with the Islanders as a free agent that summer. In a season limited to just 41 games so far because of a hip injury, he has seven goals and 13 assists.
Comrie is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but Murray said there's a good chance he'll re-sign. He's making $4 million this season.
The arrival of Comrie and Campoli, who are expected to be in the lineup Saturday when Ottawa plays at Montreal, offers new coach Cory Clouston some new pieces to work with down the stretch.
The 24-year-old Campoli had six goals and 17 assists in 51 games with the Islanders.
"Obviously, we feel we've acquired a defenseman that will give us the skill at the back that we've been talking about all year," Murray said. "He's young he's mobile, he plays power play, he makes a good first pass. We feel he can bring some good play to our team."
Murray traded away San Jose's first-round pick in the upcoming draft, obtained in a previous deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Murray said more moves could be coming as the March 4 trade deadline approaches.
Campoli, who's making $625,000 this season, is under contract through next season.
McAmmond spent parts of the past three seasons in Ottawa and will join his eighth NHL team. The 35-year-old forward has played 916 regular-season games.