Montreal Canadiens pick up a power forward personality player in 4th year left wing Devante Smith-Pelly(21) for their playoff push in an even swap with Anaheim Ducks, his draft team (2010 round 2, #42 overall), the only team he’s skated for.
The 6’0 220 lbs. wide body set new career highs for games played (54), assists (12) and points (19) in the current campaign.
He still has one-year on his current deal, so he’s likely in for the haul with this trade.
At only 22-years old he has the ability to make a third line into a fluke scoring machine and he may get more freedom to do explore in the new system.
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