The Ottawa Senators traded forward Alex Chiasson to the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenseman Patrick Sieloff on Monday, June 27.

Chiasson put up just eight goals and six assists in 77 games during his second season with Ottawa. It was a disappointing season for Chiasson, who scored 24 goals and 37 assists over his past two seasons with the Dallas Stars and Senators.

Chiasson will join a Flames forward corps that boasts Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau, Mikael Backlund and Sam Bennett. Among the solid Calgary offense, Chiasson will likely slot in as an offensive depth option in the middle-six.
Sieloff, a minor-league defenseman, played one game with Calgary last season and recorded a goal that turned out to be the game-winner. It’s tough to see where Sieloff would fit in on a defense that features Erik Karlsson, Cody Ceci, Chris Wideman, Marc Methot, Patrick Wiercioch and Dion Phaneuf. He will likely play in the Senators AHL affiliate Binghamton Senators and be called up to the big club if an injury occurs to a regular defenseman.
With free agency opening up in a mere few days, there will almost certainly be bigger trades and deals to come.
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