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TRADE | Canadiens Acquire Phillip Danault from Blackhawks for Weise, Fleischmann

Trade between the Canadiens and Blackhawks

CANADIENS ACQUIRE FORWARD PHILLIP DANAULT AND A SECOND-ROUND PICK IN 2018 IN RETURN FOR FORWARDS DALE WEISE AND TOMAS FLEISCHMANN

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Montreal Canadiens Press Release

Friday, 02.26.2016 / 9:45 PM ET

MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday night the acquisition of forward Phillip Danault and a second-round draft pick in 2018 from the Chicago Blackhawks, in return for forwards Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann.

“Phillip Danault is a young and gifted player who will be part of our core group of young forwards for many years to come. I am very pleased to have him join our organization. As a member of the Blackhawks management group, I was instrumental in the selection of Phillip in the first round of the 2011 NHL Draft. Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann have both been good contributors to our team and I would like to wish them the best of luck with the Blackhawks’ organization,” said Marc Bergevin.

Danault, 23, appeared in 32 career games with the Blackhawks, including 30 this season, amassing five points (1 goal, 4 assists) and six penalty minutes, while playing an average of 12:38 per game. The 6’0’’ and 201 lbs forward added two points (1 goal, 1 assist) and four penalty minutes in six games with the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs. In 160 career games in the AHL, Danault has collected 68 points (20 goals, 48 assists) and 94 penalty minutes.

A native of Victoriaville, Quebec, Danault was the Blackhawks’ second pick in the first round, 26th overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. A product of the QMJHL’s Victoriaville Tigres and Moncton Wildcats, he recorded 251 points (74 goals, 177 assists) in 243 games at the Junior level.

Dale Weise, 27, registered 26 points (14 goals, 12 assists) and 22 penalty minutes in 56 games with the Canadiens thus far this season. The Winnipeg native was acquired by the Canadiens from the Vancouver Canucks in return for Raphael Diaz on February 3, 2014.

Tomas Fleischmann, 31, produced 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) and 28 penalty minutes in 57 games Montreal thus far this season. The Koprivnice, Czech Republic native signed a contract with the Canadiens as a free agent on October 4, 2015.

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NHL Allows John Scott to Participate in All-Star Game

John Scott will captain Pacific Division All-Stars
NHL ALL-STAR WEEKEND JANUARY 30-31 IN NASHVILLE

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NEW YORK – John Scott will captain the Pacific Division team at the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend in Nashville, the National Hockey League announced today.

Scott, elected to the Pacific Division captaincy in fan voting while a member of the Arizona Coyotes, was traded Friday to the Montreal Canadiens of the Atlantic Division.

The resultant change in division, and Scott’s subsequent assignment to the American Hockey League, created a unique circumstance that required review – the result of which was a determination to maintain the status quo for the All-Star weekend in order to preserve all parties’ pre-existing expectations, including Scott’s desire to participate.

“I am looking forward to enjoying a fun and unique experience at All-Star Weekend in Nashville with my family,” said Scott. “While being voted to the All-Star Game by the fans was not something I expected to happen, I am excited to participate in the All-Star events with my fellow players.”

 

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TRADE | Canadiens Acquire Scott and Bartley from Coyotes

Canadiens deal Tinordi and IceCap Fournier to Coyotes
JOHN SCOTT TO JOIN ICECAPS

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the acquisition of defenseman Victor Bartley and forward John Scott from the Arizona Coyotes, in return for defenseman Jarred Tinordi and IceCaps forward Stefan Fournier. Scott will join the IceCaps.

Bartley, 27, appeared in one game with Nashville this season, totaling two hits and five blocked shots. He added one assist and 10 penalty minutes in 14 games with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals. The 6’0’’ and 215 lb defenseman has posted 23 points (1 goal, 22 assists), 55 penalty minutes and a +2 differential in 112 career regular season games in the NHL. In 162 career games in the AHL, Bartley has collected 68 points (18 goals, 50 assists) and 121 penalty minutes.

A native of Ottawa, Bartley, acquired earlier today by the Coyotes, first joined the Predators on May 24, 2011 as a free agent. A product of the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers and Regina Pats, he recorded 168 points (36 goals, 132 assists) in 336 games at the junior level.

Scott, 33, has registered one assist, 20 hits and 25 penalty minutes in 11 games thus far this season with Arizona. The 6’8’’ and 260 lb forward has posted 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists) and 542 penalty minutes in 285 career regular season games with the Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, San Jose Sharks and Coyotes.

A native of Edmonton, Scott joined the Coyotes on July 10, 2015 as a free agent. A product of the WCHA’s Michigan Tech Huskies, he totaled 19 points (7 goals, 12 assists) in 126 games at the collegiate level.

The 23-year old Jarred Tinordi registered five penalty minutes in three games with the Canadiens thus far this season. He also added two assists in six games with the IceCaps. The Burnsville, Minnesota native was the Canadiens’ first round pick, 22nd overall at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

The 23-year old Stefan Fournier produced seven points (5 goals, 2 assists) and 65 penalty minutes in 24 games with St. John’s thus far this season. The Dorval, Quebec native added one assist and 19 penalty minutes in five games with the ECHL’s Brampton Beast. Fournier first signed a contract with the Canadiens as a free agent on July 6, 2013.

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Canadiens Trade Thomas to Arizona for Lessio

Canadiens Acquire Lessio in return for Thomas
MONTREAL SWAPS CHRISTIAN THOMAS TO ARIZONA FOR LUCAS LESSIO

 

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St. John’s IceCaps Media Release

MONTREAL (December 15, 2015) Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the acquisition of forward Lucas Lessio from the Arizona Coyotes, in return for forward Christian Thomas.

Lessio, 22, recorded 12 points (7 goals and 5 assists) in 24 regular season games thus far this season with the AHL’s Springfield Falcons. He served 12 penalty minutes. The 6’1’’ and 212 lb left winger posted five points (3 goals, 2 assists) and 10 penalty minutes in 29 career regular season games in the NHL.

A native of Maple, Ontario, Lessio was the Coyotes second round selection, 56th overall, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

The 23-year old Christian Thomas registered two assists in five games with the Canadiens thus far this season. He added 14 points (7 goals, 7 assists) in 18 games with the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps. The Toronto native was acquired by the Canadiens from the New York in return for Danny Kristo on July 2, 2013.

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Bulldogs Welcome Tangradi as Habs Trade Budaj, Holland

CANADIENS ACQUIRE TANGRADI FROM JETS IN EXCHANGE FOR PETER BUDAJ AND PATRICK HOLLAND

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Eric Tangradi (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)
Eric Tangradi (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have acquired forward Eric Tangradi from the Winning Jets in exchange for goaltender Peter Budaj and forward Patrick Holland. Tangradi will report to the Bulldogs.

Tangradi spent the 2013-14 season in the National Hockey League with the Jets. In 55 games with Winnipeg, the 25-year-old recorded six points (three goals, three assists) and 21 penalty minutes. A veteran of five professional seasons, the Philadelphia, Pa. native has played more than 300 NHL and American Hockey League regular season games combined. In 136 career NHL regular season games with the Jets and Pittsburgh Penguins, he has recorded 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) and 69 penalty minutes. In 178 career AHL regular season games with the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins, he has recorded 121 points (60 goals, 61 assists) and 214 penalty minutes. Tangradi was originally selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round (42nd overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Holland spent most of the past two seasons with the Bulldogs. In 2013-14, played five games with the Canadiens, recording no points or penalty minutes. In 126 career AHL regular season games with the Bulldogs, he recorded 45 points (16 goals, 29 assists) and 10 penalty minutes. Originally selected by the Calgary Flames in the seventh round (193rd overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Holland was acquired from the Flames on Jan. 12, 2012 with forward Rene Bourque and a second round selection in 2013 (Zachary Fucale) in return for Mike Cammalleri and a fifth-round pick in 2012 (Ryan Culkin).

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