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Oilers send Ales Hemsky to Senators

Ales Hemsky has been traded to the nation's capital. (USA Today)

Ales Hemsky has been traded to the nation's capital. (USA Today)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:54 PM ET

EDMONTON -

After 12 years and a handful of false alarms, Ales Hemsky is gone.

No longer an Oiler.

The team that drafted him 13th overall in 2001 dealt him to the Ottawa Senators Wednesday for a third round pick in 2015 and a fourth round draft pick in 2014.

“It’s a weird feeling, especially since I’ve been here for so long and have a lot of great memories,” said Hemsky, 30, who leaves Edmonton after registering 477 points in 652 regular season and 30 playoff games.

“Everybody treated me really nice. I met so many great people here. I pretty much grew up here. I can’t appreciate enough the city of Edmonton and this organization.

“Now it comes to the end. It’s a weird feeling, but I’m excited for the new challenge.”


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