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