The Senators acquired 25-year-old center Dylan Gambrell from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a seventh-round pick in 2022, the team announced Sunday night.
The seventh-round pick originally belonged to San Jose, but was sent to Ottawa as part of a trade to defenseman Christian Jaros in January.
Gambrell, of Bonney Lake, Wash., Was San Jose’s second-round pick (60th overall) in 2016. He has 10 goals and 13 assists in 110 career NHL games, all with the Sharks.
Gambrell also played 69 games (23 goals, 35 assists) with the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League. He has collected an assist in three games for the Barracuda this season.
The center will be recalled to Ottawa as part of the transaction. He should help the Senators after losing crosses Colin White (dislocated shoulder), Shane Pinto (upper body) and Clark Bishop (lower body).
“Dylan is a player whose progress we have followed since his college career at the University of Denver,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said in a statement. “He’s a good skating center, a strong controller and a responsible penalty killer.
“We have a void in the middle due to recent injuries and Dylan will help us meet that need. “