Sens acquire Hawks' Arnason for Bochenski, pick

Updated: March 9, 2006, 7:27 PM ET
Associated Press

OTTAWA -- The Senators acquired forward Tyler Arnason from the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday for prospect Brandon Bochenski and a second-round draft pick in this year's draft.

Brandon Bochenski
Bochenski
Tyler Arnason
Arnason

Arnason has 13 goals and 28 assists in 60 games this season and should thrive with the talent-rich Senators.

"We were looking for somebody who could play on our second line and we feel he can do that for us," said Senators general manager John Muckler, who finalized the trade just five minutes before the NHL's Thursday deadline.

The 26-year-old Arnason is earning $1.2 million this season and can become a restricted free agent at the end of the season.

He has 57 goals and 82 assists in 245 NHL games -- all with the Blackhawks.

Chicago made three deals before the deadline and swapped veterans for picks in each.

The Blackhawks traded center Jim Dowd to the Colorado Avalanche for a fourth-round selection this year and dealt defenseman Todd Simpson to Montreal for a sixth-round choice in June.


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