OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today that the team has acquired defenceman Braydon Coburn, forward Cedric Paquette and a second-round selection in the 2022 NHL Draft from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for forward Marian Gaborik and goaltender Anders Nilsson.
Coburn, 35, registered four points (one goal, three assists) and 16 penalty minutes over 40 games with the Lightning last season. He was held scoreless while skating in three of the team's post-season contests. Paquette, 27, recorded 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) and 42 penalty minutes over 61 games with Tampa Bay in 2019-20 and added three points (three assists) and 16 penalty minutes while appearing in each of the team's 25 playoff games while helping the Lightning win the Stanley Cup.
A native of Shaunavon, Sask., Coburn was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the first round (eighth overall) in the 2003 NHL Draft. Over 964 career NHL games with Atlanta, the Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay, he has posted 232 points (49 goals, 183 assists) and 706 penalty minutes. He has also skated in 137 NHL post-season games registering 32 points (three goals, 29 assists) and 113 penalty minutes..
A native of Gaspe, Que., Paquette was the Lightning's fourth-round selection (101st overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft. Over 377 NHL games, all of which have occurred with Tampa Bay, he has recorded 85 points (47 goals, 35 assists) and 345 penalty minutes. He has also tallied 12 points (five goals, seven assists) and 121 penalty minutes over 91 career Stanley Cup Playoff contests.
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