Official: New York Rangers Trade Vladislav Namestnikov to Ottawa Senators

Vladislav Namestnikov is on his way to the Ottawa Senators according to his agent, and multiple NHL insiders.

The reported return includes 25 year old defenseman Nick Ebert, and a 2021 fourth-round draft pick. The Rangers are also retaining a bit of salary in the deal.

UPDATE: New York Rangers Confirm The Trade

Ebert spent the 2018-19 season with Örebro HK in the SHL and posted a line of 11-22-33 in 49 games. Prior to that he was in the KHL, and he also spent 158 games in the AHL posting 51 points.

Namestnikov skated 15:28 on opening night vs. the Winnipeg Jets, and just 11:32 during Saturday’s victory over the Ottawa Senators, so it is entirely possible he requested a trade because he’s in a contract year and would like an opportunity to maximize his value.

The Rangers currently have a roster of 21 players, and $4,292,001 in cap space, and created $3.25 million by making this trade.