Canadiens acquire Brent Sopel and Nigel Dawes from the Thrashers

Canadiens acquire Brent Sopel and Nigel Dawes from the Thrashers

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The Atlanta Thrashers have traded defenseman Brent Sopel and forward Nigel Dawes to the Montreal Canadiens for forward Ben Maxwell and a 4th round draft pick.

Brent Sopel carries a $2,333,333 cap hit this year and will be a UFA at seasons end.

Dawes carries a $650,000 cap hit and will be a RFA after the season.

Maxwell is in the last year of his entry level deal and will be a RFA at the end of this year.