OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today the club has acquired the 21st overall selection in tonight’s National Hockey League Entry Draft from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for goaltender Robin Lehner and forward David Legwand.
The Sabres 21st overall selection was acquired from the New York Islanders in a trade on Oct. 27, 2013.
Lehner, originally drafted by the Senators with the 46th selection of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, went 9-12-3 in 25 games last season, posting a 3.02 goal-against-average and a .905 save percentage.
Legwand was signed as a free agent by Ottawa on July 4, 2014. In 80 regular-season games in 2014-15 Legwand scored nine goals and added 18 assists for 27 points. He was held pointless in three playoff games.
The Senators now have two picks in Friday’s first round, the 18th overall selection and the 21st overall selection.
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