Canadiens get defenseman Drewiske from LA

Associated Press  |  Last updated April 02, 2013

UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Davis Drewiske #44 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the New York Islanders on February 10, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Kings defeated the Islanders 4-3 after a shootout. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Montreal Canadiens obtained defenseman Davis Drewiske from the Los Angeles Kings for a fifth-round draft pick Tuesday. The Canadiens were seeking a veteran to play on their third defense pair. Drewiske had one goal and three assists in 20 games and was plus-3 for Los Angeles, but had been a healthy scratch of late. He averaged 14:27 of ice time per game. He was signed as a free agent by Los Angeles in 2008 and has four goals and 18 assists in 126 career games. Drewiske is earning a prorated $650,000 and can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer.
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