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.

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


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