Even though Turris went on to sign a six-year, $36 million extension with the Predators. Duchene was yanked from the game at the end of the first period, immediately after the trade was finalized. Duchene apparently learned of the deal during the game because he left the ice during the first period, as medical staff was helping injured Colorado winger Blake Comeau to the dressing room.
Duchene won't have to wait long to face his former team. The two-time National Hockey League all-star has scored 178 goals and 250 assists for 426 points in 586 career National Hockey League games.
Senators general manager Pierre Dorion says the trade to bring Matt Duchene to Ottawa was a "no- brainer". The third overall pick in the 2009 draft ranks 10th in franchise history with 428 points (178 goals, 250 assists) in 585 career contests.
The Avalanche received the biggest haul, getting back two players apiece from the Senators and Predators as well as three picks.
Duchene is coming off a disappointing season on a team where just about every player struggled.
The Avalanche play the New York Islanders on Sunday at 4:00 PM, a quick turnaround that will then see the Avs fly all the way to Sweden for a pair with the Ottawa Senators on Friday and Saturday. There is a solid chance the puck-mover will slot right onto the Avalanche's blue line. The effort also gave the 27-year-old six tallies and seven assists during his seven-game point streak. Kamenev, 21, was a 2014 second-round pick by the Predators and was playing for Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL and will likely head to San Antonio.
Bowers, 18, was Ottawa's first selection (first round, 28th overall) in the 2017 draft. During the 2014-15 season, Hammond helped launch Ottawa into the playoffs by posting a 20-1-2 regular-season record, all of which took place between February 16 and the regular-season finale on April 11.