Matt Duchene trade: Senators land Avalanche forward in three-team deal with Predators

Matt Duchene was traded to the Ottawa Senators in a three-team deal.

The Ottawa Senators acquired forward Matt Duchene on Sunday in a three-team that that included the Colorado Avalanche and Nashville Predators, according to multiple reports.

Duchene, who has long been on the trading block, was shipped to the Senators, while Ottawa sent forward Kyle Turris to the Nashville Predators.

Speculation of a trade ramped up Sunday night when Duchene left the ice during the Avalanche's game against the New York Islanders.

According to the Colorado broadcast, the Avalanche will receive prospects Samuel Girard and Vladislav Kamenev from the Predators.

TSN's Darren Dreger is now reporting Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond is part of the trade.

On Saturday, a source told Sporting News one of the hold-ups in this potential three-team trade was Turris' agent's unwillingness to negotiate a new contract with the Predators; Turris is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman is reporting Turris has signed a new contract with Nashville, perhaps facilitating the trade.

The basic framework of the trade is coming into focus, with Colorado landing two prospects, a goalie, and two draft picks.


We will continue to update this story as more details become available.