NHL Trade News: Montreal Canadiens Ship AHL Prospect Ben Maxwell to Atlanta

February 24th, 2011 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
Update—2:08 PM

The Montreal Canadiens traded Ben Maxwell and a fourth-round pick to the Atlanta Thrashers for defenseman Brent Sopel and forward Nigel Dawes.

Here is the 4-1-1 on both former Thrashers:


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 (11 goals, 29 assists) 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.< ...

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