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Senators trade F Motte to Rangers for F Gauthier, draft pick

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OTTAWA — Right-winger Julien Gauthier was traded to the Ottawa Senators on Sunday by the New York Rangers for left-winger Tyler Motte on Sunday.

Ottawa also gets a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2023 draft in the deal. Should the Rangers advance past the first round of the coming postseason, that pick will improve to the lower of the Rangers’ or Winnipeg Jets’ 2023 sixth-round selection.

Gauthier, 25, has six goals and three assists with a minus-5 rating over 40 games this season.

"Julien Gauthier is a hard-working, good skating winger with a big body who routinely goes to the opponent’s net," said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. "His north/south game should be a nice addition to our lineup."

Motte, 27, has three goals and six assists with a plus-1 rating over 38 games this season.

Motte returns for his second stint with the Rangers after playing nine regular-season and 15 playoff games with the club last season.


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