Dadonov traded to Golden Knights by Senators


Evgenii Dadonov was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights by the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday for defenseman Nick Holden.

Ottawa also received a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.

Dadonov, a 32-year-old forward, scored 20 points (13 goals, seven assists) in 55 games with the Senators last season. He has two seasons remaining on a three-year, $15 million contract ($5 million average annual value) he signed with Ottawa on Oct. 15, 2020.

Selected by the Florida Panthers in the third round (No. 71) of the 2007 NHL Draft, he has scored 222 points (104 goals, 118 assists) in 335 regular-season games with the Senators and Panthers and one assist in four Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Holden had two assists in 17 regular-season games with Vegas last season and seven points (two goals, five assists) in 15 playoff games. The 34-year-old has one season remaining on a two-year, $3.4 million contract ($1.7 million average annual value) he signed with Vegas on Feb. 24, 2020.

Signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets as a free agent on March 28, 2008, Holden has scored 143 points (45 goals, 98 assists) in 513 regular-season games with the Golden Knights, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Colorado Avalanche and Blue Jackets. He has scored 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 55 playoff games.

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