The Stanley Cup parade cleanup is complete. The NHL’s offseason calendar officially shifts toward next season for all 32 NHL teams, with the Draft just nine days away.

Last season, hours before the Montreal Canadiens made the first pick, we saw a blockbuster trade go down between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Ottawa Senators, with Alex DeBrincat heading to Ottawa as Sens GM Pierre Dorion made an aggressive play to accelerate his team’s rebuild.

A year later, could we see another draft-day deal involving DeBrincat? It’s already confirmed that the right winger, 25, does not want to sign an extension in Ottawa. His qualifying offer would be $9 million, but the Sens have elected to take him to arbitration in hopes of shaving some dollars off that figure. Ideally, though, it won’t come to that anyway, as they will have moved him before the hearing plays out. They are actively trying to trade him and won’t lack for suitors.

DeBrincat didn’t dazzle in his first season with the Sens, scoring an underwhelming 27 goals, but he has established himself as one of the better scoring wingers in the NHL, proving that a 5-foot-8, 178-pound frame doesn’t need to hold anyone back in today’s game. Since his rookie campaign of 2017-18, his 187 goals rank 14th in the NHL, between Mika Zibanejad and Mark Scheifele. DeBrincat has outscored higher-profile fellow 2016 draftees Patrik Laine and Matthew Tkachuk.

The Sens should attract plenty of enticing offers for a high-end goal scorer in his prime. Complicating the matter: while they haven’t been to the playoffs since 2016-17, they are knocking on the door and fully intend to get there next season. Dorion will thus likely prefer a package including pieces that help Ottawa in the present. Those types of deals can be tougher to execute, of course.