Ottawa Senators
    Artem Anisimov
    Artem Anisimov
    Artem Anisimov
    Healthy
    Center | Ottawa Senators
    Stick Hand Left
    Date of Birth 5/24/1988
    Height, Weight 6'4", 198 lbs
    From Yaroslavl, RUS
    Drafted 2006 - Rd 2
    2018-19 Season
    G
    15
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    A
    22
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    +/-
    -2
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Stick Hand Left
    Date of Birth 5/24/1988
    Height, Weight 6'4", 198 lbs
    From Yaroslavl, RUS
    Drafted 2006 - Rd 2
    RotowireJul 16, 12:01p ET

    News

    The Blackhawks traded Anisimov to the Senators in exchange for Zack Smith on Tuesday.

    Impact

    Both players involved in this deal are signed through 2020-21, but Anisimov carries a cap hit of $4.55 million on an annual basis, whereas Smith's cap hit is somewhat more reasonable at $3.25 million, so this appears to be a financially motivated move for Chicago, particularly when considering Anisimov has been significantly more productive than Smith over the past two seasons. The Russian pivot will likely slot into a middle-six role for the Senators in 2019-20, and should be able to put up 15-plus goals and at least 30 points for a fifth consecutive season.