The Ottawa Senators aren't opposed to trading the fifth overall selection in the upcoming draft if the right deal comes along.
Trent Mann, the club's chief amateur scout, confirmed general manager Pierre Dorion is open to receiving proposals involving the pick.
"It’s going to depend (on) what happens ahead of us," Mann said Tuesday, according to Postmedia's Bruce Garrioch. "We have to be ready for a number of different things, including a scenario where somebody wants to move up and take No. 5 as well. If that's the case, what does that give us in the end?"
"That's a possible scenario the amateur staff has to prepare for because this year we're in the enviable place (of) picking No. 3 and No. 5," Mann continued. "Equally, based on the nature of the importance of the draft for the organization, you have to listen and prepare for any scenario that may happen because teams will call. Pierre has already indicated he's willing to listen."
Ottawa boasts the 28th selection in addition to its pair of top-five picks. The team also has four second-round choices, and 13 total selections over all seven rounds.
The NHL released the full 2020 draft order earlier Tuesday.