Report: Ottawa Senators looking to trade Mathieu Joseph

According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Citizen, the Ottawa Senators are looking to trade forward Mathieu Joseph ahead of the 2024 NHL Draft. Garrioch reports a league executive mentioned this to him recently. 

Joseph, 27, is signed for two more seasons at a $2.95 million cap hit and does not hold any trade protection. He's found his name involved in trade talks throughout the last two seasons and it's become quite clear the organization is looking to move on this summer.

Joseph scored 11 goals and 35 points in 72 games last season and enjoyed a career season. He's quickly become one of the Senators best penalty killers and also landed 105 hits and blocked 49 shots in 2023-24. He's been rumored to be heading to the Philadelphia Flyers in the past, but no word yet if the Flyers have circled back this offseason.

The Senators are also listening to trade offers on several of their other players, with ongoing reports Jakob Chychrun and Joonas Korpisalo could also be in play. After another season of missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the owner and management are looking to re-tool on the fly to get back into playoff contention.

One things for sure, captain Brady Tkachuk isn't going anywhere. GM Steve Staios has denied the trade rumors circling their captain after the New York Rangers were linked to making a mega-offer this offseason.

For now, Joseph is in play, among others, Tkachuk is staying put. Lots going on in Ottawa this summer as the silly season in the NHL begins.

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