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Ottawa Senators acquire forward Clark Bishop from Carolina

by Sens Communications @Media_Sens / Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today that the team has acquired forward Clark Bishop from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenceman Max Lajoie.

A native of St. John's, Nfld., Bishop spent the majority of the 2019-20 campaign with the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, and recorded 19 points (six goals, 13 assists) and 63 penalty minutes over 53 regular-season games. He also appeared in five games with Carolina, registering one point (one assist) and four penalty minutes.

Selected by the Hurricanes with the team's fifth-round pick (127th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft, Bishop, 24, has appeared in 25 career NHL contests (all of which have occurred with the Hurricanes) and has recorded four points (one goal, three assists) and 10 penalty minutes.

Lajoie, 23, was the Senators' fifth-round selection (133rd overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft and has skated in 62 NHL contests with Ottawa, over which he's registered 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) and 20 penalty minutes.

Bishop, who helped Charlotte capture the American Hockey League's Calder Cup in 2019, will be assigned to the Belleville Senators.

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