Huge hint surfaces that Linus Ullmark could be looking at a way out of Ottawa

Huge hint surfaces that Linus Ullmark could be looking at a way out of Ottawa


Chris Gosselin

Right before Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, the Boston Bruins traded goalie Linus Ullmark to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for goalie Joonas Korpisalo, forward Mark Kastelic and a 2024 first-round draft pick (25th overall). The Senators also will retain 25 percent of Korpisalo’s salary.

Ullmark had a feeling he was not going to stay in Boston as his teammate Jeremy Swayman had obviously become the Bruins’ starter. However, he may not be staying in Ottawa for long.

Ullmark is entering the final season of his four-year, $20 million contract and according to Elliotte Friedman, the goalie could be tough to extend by the Senators if he is not presented the offer he wants.

“I am under the impression here that Linus Ullmark, unless he gets the extension he wants, he is prepared to play this out.”

Ullmark cannot sign a new deal until July 1, but Friedman appears to hint at the possibility of the goalie seeing how he feels in Ottawa and getting the term and money he seeks before putting ink to paper.

This will be Ullmark’s final opportunity at scoring a long-term, big bucks deal and he may want to play out the 2024-25 season, get his value up and test the market next summer. This is an important decision for the goalie, and we cannot blame him for wanting to study all the options to get the best deal possible.

Even if it means considering leaving the spot where he’s just landed in a significant trade.