3 Ottawa Senators Trade Candidates Heading Into 2024 Offseason

The Ottawa Senators were once again unable to meet sky-high expectations this season. There's been changes from the top down and these changes are expected to continue heading into the 2024 offseason.

Look for the Senators to be one of the more active teams on the trade market at the NHL Entry Draft and expect the unexpected from them when it comes to free agency. The Sens are looking to free up some more cap space and will likely use their draft capital to do so. Here's three trade candidates out of Ottawa this summer:

Joonas Korpisalo

Frankly it just hasn't worked as Korpisalo hasn't been the reliable #1 goaltender the Senators have needed. He's 15-21-4 on the year, posting a .887 Sv.%, which isn't even close to the league average. Korpisalo has four seasons left at $4 million AAV and the good news for management is the fact his trade protection only protects him from 10 teams. He's still tradeable at 29 years old, look for the Sens to sweeten the pot to have someone take the Finnish netminder off his hands.

Joshua Norris

Before the trade deadline this season there was some traction about Norris' name in trade conversations, and then he got hurt and everything changed. Norris' big contract could be something the team looks to get off their books as for a bottom-feeding team, Ottawa doesn't have a ton of cap space. Norris is set to make $7.95 million AAV until after the 2029-30 season and his trade protection doesn't kick in until 2026-27. He's put up 30 points in 50 games and frankly isn't good enough for that kind of money. This is one of the main reasons why Pierre Dorion was fired, we'll see if the new regime can fix the mess.

Jakob Chychrun

It was close to happening before the deadline and look for the Chychrun trade talks to pick up once again at the draft. It seems like if Chychrun isn't dealt, Thomas Chabot will be. With Jake Sanderson not going anywhere and on the left side, one of Chabot or Chychrun need to go. It will help balance out the blue line and the team's cap situation. Ottawa should be able to land a legit top-six forward for either blueliner. 

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