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Boston Bruins Trade Goalie Linus Ullmark to Ottawa Senators


The Boston Bruins have traded goaltender Linus Ullmark to the Ottawa Senators, ending the NHL’s top goaltending duo.

On Monday, Ullmark, 30, was exchanged for forward Mark Kastelic, goaltender Joonas Korpisalo, and a 2024 first-round draft pick (25th overall). Ottawa will cover 25% of Korpisalo’s salary.

Ullmark, who has one year remaining on his contract with a $5 million salary cap hit and a partial no-trade clause, was part of a stellar goaltending duo with Jeremy Swayman. The pair won the Jennings Trophy in 2022-23 for allowing the fewest goals, and Ullmark received the Vezina Trophy as the league’s best goaltender.


In the 2023-24 season, Swayman played more regular-season games and took the majority of starts in the postseason, which ended for the Bruins in the second round. As a restricted free agent, Swayman is expected to secure a lucrative long-term deal with Boston. Given the team’s other financial needs, trading Ullmark and his salary made practical sense.

Ullmark’s record was 22-10-7 with a .915 save percentage and a 2.57 goals-against average.

Korpisalo, who has four years left on a five-year contract with Ottawa, will come to the Bruins with a $3 million cap hit due to salary retention. He struggled with the Senators last season, posting an .890 save percentage and a 3.27 goals-against average in 55 games. This trade allows the Senators to offload his contract while acquiring a top netminder to pair with Anton Forsberg.

Kastelic, 25, played in 63 games during the 2023-24 season, scoring five goals and five assists. The 6-foot-4 center, drafted in the fifth round in 2019, ranked third on the Senators in penalty minutes (63) and will be entering his fourth NHL season.

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