A Trade! The Ottawa Senators Trade Dion Phaneuf and Nate Thompson to the Los Angeles Kings for Marian Gaborik and Nick Shore

By Sam Blazer on February 14, 2018 at 10:29 am
Dion Phaneuf tries to shield away Marian Gaborik during a Senators-Kings game
Gary A. Vasquez-USA Today Sports

The 2018 trade deadline started with a trade that would've made waves in 2010.

The Ottawa Senators acquired forward Marian Gaborik and forward Nick Shore from the Los Angeles Kings for defenseman Dion Phaneuf and forward Nate Thompson.

The Senators will be retaining 25% of Phaneuf's salary through the remainder of the deal. Phaneuf was pulled off the ice during the Senators' game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday for precautionary reasons as the trade was being formed.

Phaneuf has three more seasons remaining on his contract from a seven-year $49 million contract. The move on the Senators' part is believed to be financially motivated as they look to get money off the books

Phaneuf played 154 games with the Senators, registering 13 goals and 41 assists for a total of 54 points.

Thompson signed a two-year deal with the Senators this past off-season after playing three years with the Anaheim Ducks before that. Thompson has 11 points on the season.

Gaborik, much like Phaneuf has three years remaining on his contract. Gaborik played in 228 games for the Kings scoring 61 goals and helping with 59 assists for a total of 120 points. On the season, Gaborik has seven goals and seven assists.

In 49 games this season for Shore, he has four goals and 11 assists for a total of 15 points. 

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