Thursday, February 24, 2011

Montreal Canadiens Trade AHL Prospect Ben Maxwell

UPDATE - 2:08 PM
The Habs traded Ben Maxwell and a fourth round pick to the Atlanta Thrashers for defenseman Brent Sopel and forward Nigel Dawes.

Sopel will not be in the lineup tonight against the Leafs while Dawes will report to the AHL Bulldogs.

Here is the 411 on both players:

Brent Sopel

Nigel Dawes

Habs press release:


According to RDS, the Montreal Canadiens have made their first foray into the trade deadline frenzy by shipping prospect Ben Maxwell out of town.

There is no word yet as to which team has picked him up or what the return is.

In 49 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season Maxwell has 40 points (11G, 29A) and a minus-2 rating.

Trading Maxwell was a logical move given the logjam at center with Tomas Plekanec, Scott Gomez, David Desharnais, Lars Eller and Jeff Halpern.

Check back for more details and links as news comes out.

RDS - Ben Maxwell échangé par le Canadien

Hockey's Future profile on Maxwell

So do you think this is it or are there more moves to come from Gauthier?


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