Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 3:33pm


The Ottawa Senators acquired winger Bobby Ryan from the Anaheim Ducks for wingers Jakob Silfverberg and Stefan Noesen, plus a first-round draft pick in 2014.

What does it give the Ottawa Senators
GM Bryan Murray didn't waste any time mourning the loss of captain {P Daniel Alfredsson}, who signed with Detroit earlier in the day. Murray landed one of the top wingers in the NHL in Ryan, who has been a bit of an underachiever since posting 71 points in 2010-11. He should get a fresh start in Ottawa and should produce good totals no matter where he is placed: Line 1 with {P Jason Spezza}, Line 2 with {P Kyle Turris} or Line 3 with {P Mika Zibanejad}. The futures going back to Anaheim are a lot but Ottawa has enough youth to not feel the sting of this move at all. This is a good move by Ottawa and makes them stronger.

What does it give the Anaheim Ducks
Ryan had been on the trading block for a while, so it's not a shock that he was moved. In return, the Ducks get three quality assets. First, Silfverberg will play right away and can be used on either wing. He is likely to play a top-six forward role and is a better two-way player than Ryan (though not as prolific). Noesen is a quality winger prospect as well and could be a factor in the NHL sooner rather than later. He just adds to Anaheim's stable of forward prospects. Lastly, the Ducks also get Ottawa's first-round pick in next year's draft. This deal also frees up cap space for Ducks GM Bob Murray to do something else. Solid move, all around.

Fantasy impact
The deal should help Ryan achieve stardom, so his fantasy value could skyrocket. Silfverberg might take a little time to adjust to his new surroundings but he will enjoy a lot of success playing with great forwards in Anaheim. Noesen's keeper-league value remains fairly high, though he may an even harder time landing a permanent spot in the lineup now that he's among Anaheim's great forward prospects group.

Player focus

Ottawa Senators

Bobby Ryan RW/LW

Anaheim Ducks

Jakob Silfverberg RW

Stefan Noesen RW

a first-round draft pick in 2014