Senators deal Tyler Motte to Rangers for Julien Gauthier, conditional 2023 draft pick

OTTAWA — Right-winger Julien Gauthier has been traded to the Ottawa Senators by the New York Rangers for left-winger Tyler Motte.

Ottawa also gets a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2023 NHL draft in the deal.

Should the Rangers advance past the first round of this upcoming post-season, that pick will improve to the lower of the Rangers’ or Winnipeg Jets' 2023 sixth-round selection.

Gauthier has six goals and three assists with a minus-5 rating over 40 games this season.

Motte has three goals and six assists with a plus-1 rating over 38 games this season.

The 27-year-old Motte returns for his second stint with the Rangers after playing nine regular season and 15 playoff games with the club last season.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 19, 2023.

The Canadian Press