The Blue Jackets have made a deal to bring top-line center Matt Duchene to Columbus.
Columbus will send prospects Vitaly Abramov, Jonathan Davidsson, and a 2019 first-round pick to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Duchene and defenseman Julius Bergman.
The Senators will also receive a 2020 first round pick from the Blue Jackets should Duchene re-sign with Columbus after he becomes a free agent this summer.
Duchene, 28, was the 3rd overall pick in the 2009 draft. He has scored 228 goals and has 307 assists in his career, split between Colorado and Ottawa.
He will join the Jackets for tonight’s game against the Senators in Ottawa.