The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded defenseman Marc Methot to the Ottawa Senators for left wing Nick Foligno.
Foligno, a restricted free agent, is coming off a season in which he set career highs in assists (32), points (42) and penalty minutes (124).
Earlier on Sunday, the Blue Jackets signed veteran goaltender Curtis McElhinney to a two-year NHL-American Hockey League contract.
The trade for Foligno underscores general manager Scott Howson's belief that he has reinforced the defense through trades that brought blue-liner Jack Johnson and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and now must focus on adding scoring.
Methot was considered one of Columbus' top defenseman since joining the team in 2006-07. He had seven goals and 44 assists along with 208 penalty minutes in 275 career games with the club.
The Blue Jackets also signed free agent defenseman Adrian Aucoin. Aucoin will be 39 years old next season. The Blue Jackets will be his seventh NHL team.