Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today the club has acquired centre Ryan Potulny and a second-round draft pick in the 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for defenceman Chris Campoli and a conditional seventh-round pick in 2012. The Blackhawks have the option to choose which of their second-round draft choices will go to Ottawa.
Potulny, 26, has recorded 18 goals and 23 assists in 58 games with the Blackhawks’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs this season. He has been held scoreless in three NHL games with Chicago this season.
A native of Grand Forks, N.D., Potulny has recorded 22 goals, 22 assists and 54 penalty minutes in 119 career NHL games with Chicago, the Edmonton Oilers and the Philadelphia Flyers. He was originally drafted by the Flyers in the third round (87th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Potulny was traded from the Flyers to the Oilers on June 6, 2008, in exchange for Danny Syvret. He signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on Sept. 8, 2010.
Campoli, 26, is in his seventh season in the NHL and third with the Senators. He has three goals, 11 assists and 34 penalty minutes while appearing in 58 games to date this season. Campoli has played 378 career NHL games, registering 32 goals, 96 assists and 128 penalty minutes.
Originally selected in the seventh round, 227th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders, Campoli was acquired by the Senators on Feb. 20, 2009, along with forward Mike Comrie in exchange for forward Dean McAmmond and the San Jose Sharks’ 2009 first-round draft pick, which Ottawa obtained from the Tampa Bay Lightning in August 2008. He was re-signed by the Senators to a one-year contract on July 30, 2010.