Breaking News: Heatley traded to San Jose.

Posted by David Minuk in Breaking News on September 12, 2009 — No Comments

From TSN:

Disgruntled forward Dany Heatley has gotten his wish.

The Ottawa Senators dealt the veteran forward to the San Jose Sharks for Milan Michalek, Jonathan Cheechoo and a second round pick.

Heatley informed the Senators in early June that despite having five-years remaining on a six-year, $7.5-million-per-year contract extension he recently signed, he wished to be moved.

He became unhappy with his role in Ottawa last season, especially after the Senators made a coaching change. He discussed his concerns about what he felt was the limiting of his ice time and his shift from the first power-play unit to the second unit with head coach Cory Clouston in the Senators’ end-of-season meetings.

To read the complete story from TSN, click here.

The drama is over and now I’m sure the analysis will turn to who got the better deal?  IC’s editor Richard offers readers his analysis of the deal.

Unfortunately for Senators fans, the Sharks won’t be playing in Ottawa this season, although they do play on Tuesday, December 1st in San Jose.