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Weber to the Sens

2012-07-25

Ottawa, ON -- The Ottawa Senators have acquired Shea Weber from the Anaheim Ducks.

The deal in place sees defenceman David Rundblad, goaltender Michael Neuvirth, forward Kyle Brodziak, prospect Mike Winther and a 1st round pick head to Anaheim for D Shea Weber.

Ottawa GM Henderson had this to say:
"Defence was an area we needed to address, we think we did that today. Shea was at the top of our list for players that were available, our depth allowed us to make this deal, we paid a big price but are thrilled to get him here. Brodziak will be a hard guy to replace this season, ideally we would of liked to get a deal done without giving roster players but you gotta give to get. Moving Neuvirth was fine, we still believe he has starting potential but our crease was crowded with the new rules in place. 

Rundblad is the big piece of the deal, it's not easy giving up a young guy with that much offensive potential, but I knew my offer would need a top prospect Dman to even have a chance."