TRADE: The Sabres traded their captain, F Mike Foligno, to the Maple Leafs for RW Lou Franceschetti and D Brian Curran.

Foligno, acquired from Detroit in 1981, played in 663 games during his career at Buffalo, scoring 247 goals and 263 assists for 510 points. He holds the Buffalo record with 1,450 penalty minutes (including 42 this season). He became the Sabres' captain Feb. 15, 1989.

Francheschetti, 32, has appeared in only 16 games because of a broken foot. He has one goal and one assist this season, after compiling 21 goals and 15 assists last season.

Drafted by the Capitals (78th overall) in the 1978 amateur draft, Francheschetti was traded to Toronto in June 1989.

Curran, 27, played in four games with Toronto this season.

MAYOR ELECTED PREZ: Mayor Jim Durrell has been named president of the Ottawa Senators, an expansion team that will begin play in 1992-93.

His second term as mayor ends late next year.

"I don't see that as a problem," he said. "I happen to be blessed with an enormous amount of energy."

The appointment was announced by Bruce Firestone, chairman of Terrace Investments Ltd., the Ottawa group awarded an NHL franchise this month.

HONORED: Boston D Ray Bourque, who had a goal and six assists over three games, is NHL player of the week. He has 28 points in 29 games.