Zach Sanford was traded to the Ottawa Senators by the St. Louis Blues on Saturday for forward Logan Brown.
St. Louis also received a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. The condition will be met should Brown play in at least 30 regular-season NHL games this season.
Sanford scored 16 points (10 goals, six assists) in 52 games for the Blues last season and did not score 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 Zach’s addition to prove beneficial for us in a number of ways,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said. “He’s a big man (6-foot-4, 207 pounds) who skates well, a power forward who plays with energy and a former Stanley Cup winner. As someone who’s had a 16-goal season, he’s very capable of contributing offensively, too.”
[RELATED: 2021-22 NHL Trade Tracker]
Selected by the Washington Capitals in the second round (No. 61) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Sanford has 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 did not have a point in one 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 No. 11 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, the 23-year-old has scored 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, was coaching.