After shelling out quite a bit of draft capital to pick up Andreas Athanasiou, the Edmonton Oilers have spent a bit more to add another forward, picking up Tyler Ennis from the Ottawa Senators for a 2021 fifth-round pick, according to TSN’s Gord Miller.
Ennis, who will now play for his fifth team in four years, signed a one-year, $800K pact with Ottawa, following head coach D.J. Smith, who had been hired away from Toronto who Ennis played with the previous year. The 30-year-old should add even more middle-six depth for the Oilers at a modest price. Ennis is having one of his best seasons in several years as he currently has 14 goals and 33 goals, numbers he hasn’t come close to since his 2014-15 season in Buffalo.
As for Ottawa, it only further enhances the team’s accumulation of draft picks, who already has picked up a 2020 first, a 2020 second, a 2021 fourth and fifth-rounder and a conditional 2020 third-round pick — and that’s just today. Ottawa now has 13 picks in the 2020 draft, including nine in the first three rounds. This trade gives the team nine picks in 2021.