2015 Trade Deadline Update

**This is a former article I wrote for AllHabs Magazine**

By Ainsley Smith

TORONTO, ON. –Today marks the official deadline for the 2015 NHL draft, and by 11:00 am., the Montreal Canadiens have already made a few headline trades.

The first big deal of the deal of the day saw the Edmonton Oilers deal defenceman Jeff Petry to the Canadiens in exchange for second- and fifth-round picks in the 2015 NHL Draft.

 

Petry has four goals and 11 assists in 59 games this season with the Oilers.

The Canadiens continued to have a busy morning with a depth acquisition. The team has acquired centre Brian Flynn from the Buffalo Sabres for a 2016 fifth-round draft choice. Flynn, 26, is in the second year of a two-year deal at a cap hit of $638,000. He’s a restricted free agent at season’s end. In 54 games this season, the Lynnfield, Massachusetts native has five goals and 12 assists. Flynn will definitely give the Canadiens some depth at centre, shoots right and kills penalties.

The trade deadline is 3 pm. today, so the Habs could potentially make a few more deals

UPDATES: Jeff Petry will wear No. 26 with Brian Flynn donning No. 32.

Petry is expected to play his first game with the Canadiens on Monday night in San Jose. He likely will be paired with Tom Gilbert.  Flynn will join the Canadiens on Tuesday.

Full article here

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