Canadiens Ship Deslauriers to Anaheim

Canadiens Nicolas Deslauriers has been traded to the Anaheim Ducks. (Photo: Getty Images)

Another one. The Montreal Canadiens have dealt Nicolas Deslauriers to the Anaheim Ducks for a 4th round pick in 2020. This ups their draft pick count for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal to 12 picks; 8 of which are in the first 4 rounds. With this move and the trade of Andrew Shaw earlier today, the Canadiens have opened up a total of $4.85 million heading into the opening day of free agency.

The Canadiens acquired Deslauriers October 4th, 2017 from the Buffalo Sabres for defenseman Zach Redmond. While with the team, Deslauriers posted 19 points in 106 games with 77 penalty minutes. Additionally, the Quebec native played in 14 games with Montreal’s AHL affiliate, Laval. where he had 5 points.

Deslauriers is a fourth line agitator and receiving a 4th round pick for him is a win by Marc Bergevin and the Canadiens organization. The trade gives the team more cap to use, but it also provides Bergevin a roster spot for either another signing or someone already in the organization to earn a spot with the Canadiens.

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One Response to Canadiens Ship Deslauriers to Anaheim

  1. now we need to trade Drouin..it is hard to believe he gets almost 2 mil more a year then Gally

    BayBye June 30, 2019 at 8:58 pm Reply

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