Trade: Ottawa sends Nick Foligno to Columbus for Marc Methot

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It wouldn’t be a proper July 1 without a trade to throw in the mix.

As such, big thanks to the Sens and Jackets — RDS’ Renaud Lavoie reports that Ottawa has sent forward Nick Foligno to Columbus in exchange for defenseman Marc Methot.

Lavoie reports that Ottawa’s signingof Guillaume Latendresse¬†made things crowded at left wing, thus necessitating the Foligno move.

With Columbus in need of help up front, they became the dance partner — though the Jackets did part with a guy they valued in Methot.

Foligno will hope to pick up his offensive game in Ohio as he’s been a steady 15-goal, 30-point scorer in his career. He finished last season with a career-high 47 points.

Methot, meanwhile, heads to Ottawa in the hopes of replacing of Filip Kuba (who signed in Florida) alongside Norris Trophy-winner Erik Karlsson.