New York Islanders acquire Braydon Coburn from Ottawa Senators for 7th-round pick
#Isles have acquired D Braydon Coburn from OTT for a 2022 7th-rounder— Arthur Staple (@StapeAthletic) April 12, 2021
Coburn, 36, joined the Ottawa Senators ahead of this season in a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning, alongside Cédric Paquette (who himself was dealt to the Carolina Hurricanes mid-season) as part of a salary dump. He's played sparingly for Ottawa this season, with only two points (both assists) to show for his 16 games in the lineup, while averaging 16:25 in ice-time a game.
He's in the final season of a two-year pact that pays him $1.7-million annually. Because the Senators passed him through waivers last week to land on the taxi squad, he's only counting for about $625,000 against the salary cap. That will be his figure until such time as the Islanders promote him from their taxi squad.
There isn't much there, there, but that's not much of a problem for the Islanders, who gave up next to nothing for Coburn's services anyway. He's 6-foot-5, ostensibly billed as a defensive defenceman, and brings a little snarl. Sounds like a Barry Trotz/Lou Lamoriello type of player.