NHL Trade: Oilers Send Davidson To Canadiens For Desharnais

NHL Trade: Oilers Send Davidson To Canadiens For Desharnais

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The Edmonton Oilers have traded defenseman Brandon Davidson to the Montreal Canadiens for center David Desharnais.

The Edmonton Oilers have traded defenseman Brandon Davidson to the Montreal Canadiens for center David Desharnais.

The 25-year old Davidson was drafted 162nd in the 6th round of the 2010 draft by the Oilers. Davidson carries a $1.425 million cap hit for one more season.

The 30-year old Desharnais was undrafted. Desharnais carries a $3.5 million salary cap hit and will be a UFA at the end of the season.

Thoughts from the media …

John Shannon: “With the acquisition of David Desharnais, suspect this will allow Draisaitl to live full time on McDavid’s wing.”

John Lu: “ & Oilers swap 2 guys who beat the odds, personally & professionally: Davidson is a cancer survivor & Desharnais was an undrafted UFA.”

Michael Augello: “Montreal has made two trades for depth defenseman, but still have not pulled the trigger on what they really need…scoring.”

Renaud Lavoie: “We have to expect more movement. only have 4 center in MontrĂ©al now. Depth is needed at that position too.”

Brayden Sullivan: “Odd thought. Does this help EDM get a big cap off the books in expansion, seems like Davidson was concensus one taken. Halak?”

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