Senators Rumors: Western Conference Team Emerges As Suitor For Mathieu Joseph

The Ottawa Senators are actively exploring trade options for forward Mathieu Joseph, with the primary goal of creating cap space to secure a contract extension for Shane Pinto.

While initial NHL trade rumors pointed toward the Philadelphia Flyers as a potential destination for Joseph, recent speculation, notably from NHL Trade, has highlighted the San Jose Sharks as a more suitable fit.

Over his four-year career, Joseph has amassed 37 goals and 70 total points over 221 games played.

TSN NHL Analyst Dave Poulin has suggested that Joseph's versatile playing style could make him a strong addition to the Sharks' top-six lineup.

Reports indicate that the Sharks are interested in a trade that would involve acquiring both Mathieu Joseph and a prospect from the Senators.

Last season the 26-year-old scored three goals and 18 total points across 56 games played.

Such a trade could help Ottawa free up essential cap space, addressing their financial concerns while enabling Shane Pinto's contract extension.

As trade discussions evolve, NHL fans are eagerly awaiting updates to see whether Joseph will indeed join the San Jose Sharks, potentially reshaping the rosters of both teams for the upcoming NHL season.

He's a former fourth-round pick (120th overall) by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

In this dynamic trade scenario, the Senators are navigating their cap constraints, while the Sharks are looking to bolster their lineup with Joseph's skills. Photo Credit: David Kirouac-USA TODAY Sports