Edmonton, AB, Canada (4E Sports) – The Edmonton Oilers sent veteran right wing Ales Hemsky to the Ottawa Senators Wednesday for a third-round draft selection in 2015 and a fifth-round pick in 2014.
“I need a change. It’s a good challenge for me, I’ve been here for so long in this situation, so I’m happy for the challenge,” said Hemsky, who spent his entire 11-year career with the Oilers.
The Oilers will be responsible for half of Hemsky’s remaining salary for this season. He was scheduled to make $5.5 million this season.
Hemsky, 30, has nine goals and 17 assists this season.