In the day by the canucks.
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Comets fans may want to sit down for this one.
The longest tenured member of the organization is on the move.
The vancouver canucks announced a trade today that sent fan favorite - darren archibald - to the ottawa senators.
The move comes with the canucks also sending goalie anders nilsson to the sens for goalie mike mckenna - forward tom pyatt and a sixth round draft pick in this year's draft.
Archibald ends his run with the comets after spending parts of all six seasons of the team's existence here.
He is the franchise's all- time leader in games played with 304 regular season contests.
He's also the comets' all-time leading scorer with 144 points.
He became the fan favorite at the aud for not only his skill - but his physical play and willingness to drop the gloves.
With the move - thatcher demko is expected to get the call-up to the canucks within the next few days - with mckenna set to come down here soon.
Pyatt will also come to utica per canucks g-m jim benning.
Archie has been assigned to the comets north division rival - belleville senators - following the transaction.
The comets welcome the sens on the 19th