Zach Sanford was traded to the Ottawa Senators by the St. Louis Blues on Saturday for the forward Logan Brown.
Sanford scored 16 points (10 goals, six assists) in 52 games for the Blues last season and hasn’t scored a point in four Stanley Cup Playoff games. The 26-year-old forward, who was a restricted free agent, agreed to a one-year, $ 2 million contract with the Blues on Aug. 4 to avoid an NHL salary arbitration hearing.
“We expect the addition of Zach to benefit us in a number of ways,” said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. “He’s a tall man (6-foot-4, 207 pounds) who skates well, a power forward who plays energetically and a former Stanley Cup winner. As someone who has had a 16-goal season, he’s very capable of contributing offensively, too. “
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Selected by the Washington Capitals in the second round (61st overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Sanford scored 74 points (38 goals, 36 assists) in 209 regular season games for the Blues and Capitals and eight points (two goals, six assists) in 25 playoff games. He won the Stanley Cup with the Blues in 2019.
Brown had zero points in a game with the Senators last season and scored nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 13 games with Belleville of the American Hockey League.
Selected by Ottawa with the 11th pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, the 23-year-old has nine points (one goal, eight assists) in 30 games. Brown was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and played minor ice hockey in St. Louis and Indiana, where his father, former NHL defenseman Jeff Brown, coached.