Sergei Gonchar: Dealt to Stars Staff

Update: Gonchar was traded to the Stars on Friday in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Recommendation: With rumors percolating that Gonchar was on the verge of accepting a contract with a KHL club, the Senators elected to trade Gonchar to get some sort of compensation before he left the team outright. Still a productive player even as he nears his 40th birthday, Gonchar compiled 27 points over 45 games last season. Even with the trade to Dallas, there's still a chance he could head overseas for what would likely be a more lucrative contract offer.