OTTAWA, ONT – The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that they have acquired one of the NHL’s top prospects in Erik Brannstrom, along with centre Oscar Lindberg and a second-round pick in the 2020 draft (previously acquired from the Dallas Stars) from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for Mark Stone and minor league forward Tobias Lindberg.
Brannstrom will be assigned to the Senators’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Belleville Senators, while Lindberg is expected to join Ottawa for its game in Washington tomorrow.
“Erik Brannstrom is the top defence prospect in the game; simply a dynamic talent who will be a major component of our future,” said general manager Pierre Dorion. “He was undoubtedly the best prospect available at the trade deadline and in addition to his talent, he is a natural born leader. We could not be more excited to look at the future of having Erik join the other young prospects in the Senators organization. He’ll be a cornerstone player of our rebuild.”