Trade trees #3: Dany Heatley to Ottawa Senators

After a little hiatus, "Trade Trees" is back and we're starting off with one of the biggest trades in the history of the Senators organization.

On August 23rd 2005, the Ottawa Senators acquired 24-year old Dany Heatley in exchange for Greg de Vries and Marian Hossa. 

Heatley had spent 3 seasons with the Thrashers prior to the trade, playing 190 games and scoring 80 goals and 181 points in that time. After the trade, Heatley then spent four seasons with Ottawa, collecting 364 points over that time, and breaking the 100-point mark twice. He was then traded just before the start of the 2009-2010 season to San Jose with a 5th-round pick (Isaac Macleod, never played in the NHL) in exchange for Jonathon Cheechoo (14 points in 61 games with Ottawa), Milan Michalek (97 points in 203 games before being moved in the Dion Phaneuf trade), and a 2nd-round pick (G Kent Simpson, 1 GP, 6.00 GAA .714 SV%).

Heading to Atlanta is defenseman Greg de Vries, who played 164 games and scored 59 points in his time with Atlanta, and Marian Hossa. Hossa played in 3 seasons with Atlanta, collecting 248 points in 222 games with the Thrashers before being moved out to Pittsburgh along with Pascal Dupuis in exchange for Colby Armstrong (80 points in 179 games), Erik Christensen (23 points in 57 games), Angelo Esposito (never cracked the NHL), and a 1st-round pick in 2008 (Daulton Leveille, never cracked NHL roster).

I'm very hesitant to assign a winner on this trade. as both sides got decent mileage out of their assets in this trade, and both fizzled out. For this reason, I believe that there is no clear cut winner, I believe this was a good hockey trade that benefited both teams. 

Which trade would you like to break down next? Leave a comment down below. 

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