Paquette, Coburn traded to Senators by Lightning

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Cedric Paquette, Braydon Coburn and a second-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft were traded to the Ottawa Senators by the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday for Anders Nilsson and Marian Gaborik.

Paquette scored 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) in 61 regular-season games, then helped the Lightning win the Stanley Cup with three assists in 25 postseason games. A fourth-round pick (No. 101) by Tampa Bay at the 2012 NHL Draft, the 27-year-old center has scored 85 points (47 goals, 38 assists) in 377 regular-season games and 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in 91 playoff games, all with the Lightning.

Coburn scored four points (one goal, three assists) in 40 regular-season games and did not have a point in three postseason games with the Lightning last season. The 35-year-old defenseman has 232 points (49 goals, 183 assists) in 964 regular-season games and 32 points (three goals, 29 assists) in 137 playoff games with Atlanta Thrashers, Philadelphia Flyers and Lightning. Coburn was the No. 8 pick by Atlanta at the 2003 NHL Draft.

 

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Nilsson was 9-9-2 with a 3.18 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage in 20 games (19 starts) with the Senators last season. The 30-year-old goalie is 59-74-15 with a 3.06 GAA, a .907 save percentage and six shutouts in 161 games with the New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks and Senators. He was a third-round pick (No. 62) by the Islanders at the 2009 NHL Draft.

Gaborik has not played since the 2017-18 season, when he scored seven points (four goals, three assists) in 16 games with the Senators. The 38-year-old forward has scored 815 points (407 goals, 408 assists) in 1,035 regular-season games and 58 points (32 goals, 26 assists) in 84 playoff games with the Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Los Angeles Kings and Senators. He was the No. 3 pick at the 2000 NHL Draft by the Wild.

The Lightning will be placing Nilsson and Gaborik on long-term injured reserve.

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