Dylan Gambrell Traded To Ottawa Senators

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The injury-riddled Ottawa Senators have acquired some much-needed center depth in a minor trade with the San Jose Sharks. Dylan Gambrell, a former second-round pick, joins the Senators in a depth role at the center position with the opportunity to move up in the lineup with good play and production. In return for Gambrell, the Sharks recoup a seventh-round pick that they previously gave up in a trade for Christian Jaros

Dylan Gambrell Career Overview

As previously mentioned, Gambrell was drafted in the second round 60th overall during the 2016 NHL draft. A native of Bonney Lake, Washington Gambrell played his college hockey for the University of Denver. Over the course of his three seasons playing for the University of Denver of the NCAA, Gambrell played in 120 games scoring 43 goals and 89 assists. Interestingly enough Gambrell made his professional debut the same season as his last collegiate season. Playing in three games at the end of the 2017-18 season, Gambrell’s professional hockey career was off to a start. The following season Bambrell would split his time between the NHL for the San Jose Sharks and the AHL with the San Jose Barracuda. He would play eight games for the Sharks but would be unable to produce a single point. In the AHL Gambrell would play 51 games scoring 20 goals and 25 assists in his rookie campaign. 

His first crack at a real position on the Sharks of the NHL came during the 2019-20 season. Playing in 50 games he scored his five goals and his first six assists of his NHL career. During the 2019-20 season, Gambrell would also spend 15 games with the Barracuda of the AHL producing three goals and nine assists. In his last season with the Sharks Gambrell played in 49 games scoring 5 goals and seven assists. During the 2021-22 campaign he has suited up in three games for the Barracuda producing just one assist.

What Does Dylan Gambrell Bring to the Senators?

More than anything Gambrell is a solid depth piece while the Senators deal with injuries. With Colin White being out till February and Shane Pinto dealing with an injury that will put him on the shelf for a couple of weeks. Gambrell clearly will not be a number center scoring 20+ goals a year for the Senators. Instead, he will be a decent option as the franchise waits for the return of their players. Gambrell will be a solid option down the middle for the Senators for the near future.

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