Vladislav Namestnikov’s brief time with the New York Rangers has come to an end. The speedy Russian forward has been traded to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a 2021 fourth-round draft pick and defenseman Nick Ebert. The Rangers also retained $750,000 of Namestnikov’s $4 million cap hit.
Namestnikov was brought to New York in the trade that sent JT Miller and former captain Ryan McDonagh to the Tampa Bay Lightning. He produced a lot of offense in Tampa Bay, but seemed to have trouble developing during his stint in the Big Apple.
In 99 games with the Rangers spanning over portions of three seasons, Namestnikov notched 35 points. He will join an Senators squad that is somewhat young and also trying to build. He’ll likely be a second or third-line player for them.