Phillip Danault to Canadiens: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

February 26th, 2016 by Daniel Kramer Leave a reply »

The Montreal Canadiens announced they acquired forward Phillip Danault from the Chicago Blackhawks via trade Friday.

The Canadiens also received a 2018 second-round draft pick from Chicago in exchange for forwards Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann.

Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin was an assistant GM with the Blackhawks when the team selected Danault with the 26th overall pick in the 2011 NHL draft.

"Phillip Danault is a young and gifted player who will be part of our core group of young forwards for many years to come," Bergevin said in a statement Friday. "I am very pleased to have him join our organization.” 

Arpon Basu of believes Danault will make an immediate impact:

Corey Pronman of gave his assessment of the player the Canadiens acquired:

Montreal will pay 30 percent of Weise’s remaining salary, according to Chris Peters of CBS Sports. He and Fleischmann will both become unrestricted free agents in the summer. 

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