Senators Rumors: Ottawa Saw Strong Interest In Bernard-Docker But High Asking Price Thwarted Deals.

The Ottawa Senators found themselves fielding considerable trade interest in defenseman Jacob Bernard-Docker at the NHL trade deadline last week.

Reports from various sources, including Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, highlighted the significant attention garnered by Bernard-Docker from multiple NHL teams.

However, despite the inquiries, the Senators remained steadfast in their position, holding firm on their asking price, which potential suitors deemed too high to meet.

While the exact figures of Ottawa's asking price remain undisclosed, it's clear that the Senators highly value Bernard-Docker, their former first-round pick.

Despite his modest statistics in his first full NHL season, with just four goals and 13 points in 53 games, the Senators appear committed to nurturing Bernard-Docker's development within the organization.

Drafted 26th overall in the 2018 NHL Draft, Bernard-Docker is still acclimatizing to the rigors of the top level after limited appearances in previous seasons.

In total, across his four seasons in the NHL, the 23-year-old has scored four goals, 15 total points, a +1 plus/minus rating and 150 blocked shots over 87 games played. Photo Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports