NHL Trade Grades: Bruins Ship Linus Ullmark to Senators

NHL trade grades (Boston Bruins/NHL)

The Boston Bruins traded goaltender Linus Ullmark to the Ottawa Senators on Monday, marking the latest move in the NHL’s goaltending shuffle. Ullmark, a Vezina Trophy winner, was dealt for Joonas Korpisalo, Mark Kastelic, and a 2024 first-round pick, with the Senators retaining 25% of Korpisalo’s contract.

The trade gives the Bruins much-needed cap space and a backup goalie, while the Senators gain a top goaltender and flexibility for the future. The trade marks a significant shift for both teams, with the Bruins gaining financial flexibility and the Senators gaining a proven goaltender.

Bruins trade Linus Ullmark to Senators (Boston Bruins/NHL)

The Senators, who have struggled with injuries and trades, now have a strong tandem in Ullmark and Anton Forsberg, while the Bruins can focus on re-signing Jeremy Swayman and addressing other roster needs.

The trade also highlights the challenges of navigating the NHL’s salary cap, with both teams making moves to manage their cap space and build for the future. The Senators, in particular, have been active in trades, shedding contracts and gaining flexibility in the process. The Bruins, meanwhile, are banking on Korpisalo to fill the gap left by Ullmark, and are looking to rebuild their roster with a focus on the future.