Canadiens Acquire Brian Flynn from the Sabres

The Habs bring in Brian Flynn for depth from the Sabres (Photo: Bill Wippert)

The Habs bring in Brian Flynn for depth from the Sabres (Photo: Bill Wippert)

The Montreal Canadiens have dealt a 2016 5th round pick in exchange for Brian Flynn from the Buffalo Sabres. He will become a restricted free agent at the end of the season.

Flynn, 26, is an undrafted 6’1″ centre who has posted 5 goals, 12 assists, 8PIM and a -3 rating this season. Through 158 games since making the NHL with Buffalo, the Lynnfield, MA native has tallied 41 points.

Prior to pro hockey, Flynn played in the NCAA for the University of Maine. He was the captain in his 4th season. While with Maine, Flynn had 69 goals and 87 assists for 156 points in 153 games.

Here is Flynn’s HERO chart from Own the Puck:

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Flynn looks to be a decent defensive pick up by Marc Bergevin

If the Habs feel that Flynn can take over the role of Malhotra, this looks to be a good addition for a cheap price tag.

Quotes from Flynn

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