The Ottawa Senators traded forward Alex DeBrincat to the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday in exchange for forward Dominik Kubalik, prospect Donovan Sebrango, and a conditional first-round pick and fourth-pick in 2024.

The trade came one year after Ottawa acquired DeBrincat from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for three draft picks, including the No. 7 overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, which was used to select defenceman Kevin Korchinski.

As the team attempts to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016-17, Sens general manager Pierre Dorion says the team found the best return it could for the 27-goal-scorer under difficult circumstances.

“I don’t look at it as the price we paid versus what we got in return because the situations are totally different,” Dorion said on TSN1200 Tuesday morning. “One guy was two years out from UFA, when we acquired him, and he gave us a good year of hockey."