The Chicago Blackhawks have traded forward Alex DeBrincat to the Ottawa Senators for three draft picks, including the No. 7 overall selection on Thursday night, it was announced.

The Blackhawks also will get the No. 39 pick in Thursday’s NHL draft (7 p.m. ET, ESPN) in addition to Ottawa’s third-round pick in 2024.

“We thank Alex for his tireless dedication to the Blackhawks organization over the last five seasons and wish him the best in Ottawa,” Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davidson said in a statement. “It was an incredibly difficult decision to trade a player of Alex’s caliber.

“We feel as if this move sets the Blackhawks up for future success by giving us additional flexibility and future talent. … We are excited to move up and make a pick this evening.”

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With the addition of the two picks in this year’s draft, Chicago now has seven selections in the first three rounds — one first round, three second round and three third-round picks. Chicago also has two picks in the sixth round and one in the seventh round.

DeBrincat was selected in the second round of the 2016 NHL draft and posted 307 points (160 goals, 147 assists) in 368 regular-season games with the Blackhawks.