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McKenna, Archibald part of Sens-Canucks swap

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired goaltender Mike McKenna, forward Tom Pyatt and a 2019 sixth-round draft pick from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for goaltender Anders Nilsson and forward Darren Archibald.

McKenna, 35, has split the 2018-19 season between Ottawa and the AHL’s Belleville Senators. In 10 NHL appearances this year, McKenna has a record of 1-4-1 with a 3.96 goals-against average and an .897 save percentage. He has also appeared in six games with Belleville, going 3-3-0 with a 2.72 GAA and a .914 save percentage.

A 14th-year pro from St. Louis, Mo., McKenna has backstopped his teams to the Calder Cup Finals in each of the last two seasons (Syracuse 2017, Texas 2018). He is the winningest U.S.-born goaltender in AHL history with 226 career victories (T-8th overall) and has a record of 226-175-39 with a 2.70 GAA, a .913 save percentage and 27 shutouts (T-9th all-time) in 467 games (10th all-time among goaltenders) with Belleville, Texas, Syracuse, Springfield, Portland, Peoria, Binghamton, Lowell/Albany, Norfolk, Milwaukee and Omaha.

An AHL All-Star in 2016, McKenna was originally drafted by Nashville in 2002 and has made 34 career NHL appearances with Ottawa, Dallas, Arizona, Columbus, New Jersey and Tampa Bay.

Pyatt, 31, will report to the AHL’s Utica Comets. The veteran forward has two assists in 37 NHL games with Ottawa this season.

Pyatt has skated in 445 games in the NHL with Ottawa, Tampa Bay and Montreal, totaling 43 goals and 58 assists for 101 points. He has also appeared in 156 games in the AHL with Hartford and Hamilton, totaling 32 goals and 51 assists for 83 points.

Archibald, 28, had been in the Canucks organization since turning pro in 2011. The native of Newmarket, Ont., has 11 goals and five assists for 16 points in 23 games with the Utica Comets in 2018-19, and is the Comets franchise’s career leader in games played (304) and goals (75).

Archibald has totaled 88 goals and 79 assists for 167 points in 379 career AHL games with Utica and Chicago.

Archibald has also skated in 52 NHL games with the Canucks, amassing six goals and eight assists for 14 points. He has one goal and one assist in nine NHL games this season.