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Senators acquire forward Zach Sanford from St. Louis

by Sens Communications @Media_Sens / Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today that the team has acquired forward Zach Sanford from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for forward Logan Brown and a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2022. The condition will be met should Brown play in a minimum of 30 regular-season games for St. Louis in 2021-22.

A native of Salem, Mass., Sanford has spent the past three-plus seasons with the Blues and registered 16 points (10 goals, six assists) and 25 penalty minutes over 52 games with St. Louis in 2020-21. He also skated in each of the Blues' four post-season contests and was held scoreless.

"We expect Zach's addition to prove beneficial for us in a number of ways," said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. "He's a big man who skates well, a power forward who plays with energy and a former Stanley Cup winner. As someone who's had a 16-goal season, he's very capable of contributing offensively, too."

Sanford, 26, was originally selected by the Washington Capitals with the team's second second-round draft pick (61st overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft. Over 209 career NHL games with Washington and St. Louis, he has posted 74 points (38 goals, 36 assists) and 84 penalty minutes. He has also tallied eight points (two goals, six assists) and 17 penalty minutes in 25 career NHL post-season contests (all of which have occurred with the Blues) which includes his having helped St. Louis win the Stanley Cup in 2019.

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