Ian Cole's winding trade journey has taken him to one of the Penguins' biggest rivals.
The Ottawa Senators traded Cole to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday morning, hours before the NHL's 3 p.m. trade deadline.
Blue Jackets acquire defenseman Ian Cole from Senators
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jacket acquired defenseman Ian Cole from the Ottawa Senators on Monday for center Nick Moutrey and a 2020 third round draft pick.
This is the second time in three days Cole has been moved. Ottawa acquired the 29-year-old Friday night from the Penguins in a deal that brought Derick Brassard to Pittsburgh.
But it was believed the Senators were not going to keep Cole, who now joins Pittsburgh's regional and divisional rival.