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Proposed Trade: Bruins Consider Deal for $27 Million Defenseman in Exchange for Ullmark


It’s never too late to propose a trade, and for the Boston Bruins, it’s never too soon to explore options for moving rotational goaltender Linus Ullmark. Lyle Richardson of Bleacher Report suggested on June 7 a trade idea involving Ullmark heading to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenseman Jakob Chychrun. This scenario, discussed in Richardson’s article on “6 Trades We Want to See Happen at the 2024 NHL Draft,” addresses specific roster and financial needs for both teams.

The Uncertain Future of Linus Ullmark

Ullmark, 30, has been surrounded by trade rumors due to his secondary role and significant cap hit as the 1B to Jeremy Swayman’s 1A. Entering the final year of his contract, Ullmark, a Vezina Trophy winner in 2023, is set to earn $5 million through the 2024-25 season before becoming a free agent.

Despite his modified no-trade clause blocking a move to a Western Conference team, Ullmark remains a trade candidate. Bruins GM Don Sweeney indicated during exit interviews on May 22 that trading Ullmark is a possibility this offseason.

Jakob Chychrun’s Situation with the Senators

Chychrun, 26, also faces an uncertain future with the Senators as he approaches the final year of his contract, which carries a $4.6 million cap hit. During his end-of-season interview, Chychrun expressed uncertainty about his long-term future with the team, noting that there had been no talks of an extension.

The Senators, with a surplus of left-side defensemen like Thomas Chabot and Jake Sanderson, lack a solid starting goaltender. Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reported on May 23 that the Senators were interested in Ullmark before the trade deadline and might revisit this interest in the offseason.

Potential Trade Details

Garrioch mentioned that to acquire Ullmark, the Senators might need to offer Chychrun, a first-round pick, and another selection. However, this trade hinges on Ullmark agreeing to waive his no-trade clause for Ottawa.

With the Bruins looking to bolster their defense and the Senators needing a reliable goalie, this trade could be mutually beneficial, provided Ullmark is open to the move.

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