The Ottawa Senators, parent club of the AHL’s Binghamton Senators, have acquired forward Josh Hennessy and defenseman Michal Barinka as part of a three-team trade involving the San Jose Sharks and the Chicago Blackhawks.
The deal sees Martin Havlat and Bryan Smolinski going from Ottawa to Chicago, Mark Bell going from Chicago to San Jose, Tom Preissing and Hennessy going from San Jose to Ottawa and Barinka going from Chicago to Ottawa, along with a second-round draft pick in 2008.
Hennessy, 21, was one of the top rookies in the American Hockey League in 2005-06, leading the Cleveland Barons in goals (24), assists (39) and points (63) while skating in all 80 games. Hennessy was a second-round draft choice by the Sharks in 2003.
Barinka, 22, was also a second-rounder in 2003. The Czech Republic native spent three seasons on the blue line for the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals, totaling six goals and 23 assists in 153 games.
Last season, Barinka set career highs with 11 assists and 12 points in 54 games for Norfolk, and also appeared in 25 NHL contests with Chicago, registering one assist.