Alex DeBrincat's Reason For Demanding A Trade Revealed

Published September 10, 2023 at 2:05 PM

Alex DeBrincat forced his way out of Ottawa this offseason and the real reason for this has now been revealed.

DeBrincat Trade Saga

Last offseason the Ottawa Senators gave up a haul to acquire Alex DeBrincat at the NHL draft.

Welcome to the Nation's Capital, Alex!

#Sens acquire forward Alex DeBrincat from
in exchange for three draft picks:

This past offseason, they decided to call it quits on the DeBrincat experiment and traded him to Detroit for a reduced price.

Trade Alert! The #Sens have acquired forward, Dominik Kubalík, defenceman, Donovan Sebrango, a conditional first-round draft pick in '24 and a fourth-round draft pick in '24 from the Detroit Red Wings, in exchange for forward, Alex DeBrincat.


The Real Reason He Demanded A Trade

In a major revelation, we now know why the Senators traded DeBrincat to the Red Wings.

Sources say he didn't like his role as a second-line winger behind captain Brady Tkachuk. If that's the case then DeBrincat really did have to go.

This would make a lot of sense considering how DeBrincat saw a massive drop in production playing on the 2nd line. If DeBrincat were to be playing on the first line, he would likely have eclipsed to 40-goal mark once again.

However, what's done is done and now DeBrincat will get his opportunity to play on the Red Wings' first line with Dylan Larkin and Lucas Raymond.

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Alex DeBrincat's Reason For Demanding A Trade Revealed

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