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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.
ďItís a weird feeling, especially since Iíve been here for so long and have a lot of great memories,Ē said Hemsky, 30, who leaves Edmonton after registering 477 points in 652 regular season and 30 playoff games.
ďEverybody treated me really nice. I met so many great people here. I pretty much grew up here. I canít appreciate enough the city of Edmonton and this organization.
ďNow it comes to the end. Itís a weird feeling, but Iím excited for the new challenge.Ē