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Carolina Hurricanes and Ottawa Senators swap prospects

The Carolina Hurricanes acquired Max Lajoie from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Clark Bishop on Tuesday.

Lajoie, 23, has registered seven goals and eight assists in 62 career NHL contests. The 2016 fifth round draft pick, 133rd overall, of the Senators also recorded 33 points (five goals, 33 assists) in 107 AHL games with Belleville.

The defencemen has struggled to crack the Ottawa lineup since the 2018-19 season when he played in 56 games and accumulated all his points. He spent most of the 2019-20 season in Belleville and only skated in six NHL contests. 

Bishop, 24, has spent the majority of his professional career going back-and-forth between Carolina and AHL-affiliate Charlotte. He was a 2017 fifth round pick, 127th overall, of the Hurricanes.

He debuted for Carolina during the 2018-19 season, appeared in 20 games and scored one goal (two assists). He added one assist in six games during the 2019-20 season.

From 2016-20, Bishop has played in 201 AHL games and registered 59 points (18 goals, 41 assists). He won the Calder Cup with the Checkers in 2018-19. 

Both players are expected to start the 2020-21 season in the AHL.

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