Habs Make Trade Deadline Day Move for Jeff Petry

Photo: Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images

Photo: Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images

The Montreal Canadiens have officially acquired blue liner Jeff Petry from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a 2015 second round pick and a conditional fifth round pick. According to Elliotte Friedman, the 5th becomes a 4th if Montreal wins one round and if they win two rounds, it becomes a 3rd. This move allows for the Habs to send Greg Pateryn back to the Hamilton Bulldogs for their push for the playoffs.

Jeff Petry, 27, was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He is a big blue liner at 6’3″, shoots right and is able to move the puck with a quality outlet pass. With the Oilers this season, Petry has 4 goals, 11 assists, 32PIM and a -25 rating. When you’re playing for Edmonton, it’s pretty difficult to have a “good” plus/minus. In addition, Jeff Petry has blocked 77 shots and thrown 101 hits.

In his NHL career, the Ann Arbor, MI native has posted 74 points in 295 regular season games. He has never played in the playoffs but he will get that opportunity with the Canadiens.

 

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

Pretty good pick up by Bergevin

Pretty good pick up by Bergevin

 

Note: Petry is UFA after this season. As per Rishaug, the Oilers tried to extend Petry but were unsuccessful as he wanted to go to market. The offer from Edmonton was around $4M per year for four years.

Good article on the deal: Petry an inexpensive upgrade for Habs

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