Found February 26, 2013 on
Fox Sports Southwest:
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Less than 24 hours after picking up a career-best three assists in a loss at Nashville, the Dallas Stars dealt right wing Michael Ryder and a third-round draft pick to the Montreal Canadiens for right wing Erik Cole in a swap of veteran forwards.
The teams confirmed the trade Tuesday night moments before the Stars played at Columbus.
"Erik Cole is a top-six power forward who skates well, adds size, and is under contract for the next two years," Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk said. "We thank Michael Ryder for his contributions and look forward to what Erik will bring to our group."
The 34-year-old Cole had three goals and three assists in 19 games for the Canadiens. He won a Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 and has 222 goals and 235 assists in 721 career games.
Ryder, 32, had six goals and eight assists in 19 games this season for the Stars. He will be returning to the organization that drafted him in the eighth round (216th overall) of the 1998 draft. He spent the last two years with the Stars and the three before that with Boston.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Michael Ryder is on his way back to the Montreal Canadiens.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported via Twitter on Tuesday that the Habs have acquired Ryder in a trade with the Dallas Stars. According to McKenzie, forward Erik Cole heads to Dallas in exchange for Ryder. It’s unclear at this point whether or not there are any more parts to this deal.
Ryder broke into the league with Montreal...
Newfoundland, rejoice: Michael Ryder is back where he belongs. Is this a good trade for Montreal? It had been said that Erik Cole's contract was great in year one, ok in year two, not great in year three, and Habs fans would beg for mercy in year four. Well, year four seemed to come quickly - and to be fair, that may be lockout related. Cole had clearly become disinterested,...
Today is a day of trades. Just hours after it was announced that Philadelphia had traded for Simon Gagne, Montreal and Dallas complete a trade that sends Erik Cole to the Stars and Michael Ryder up to the Canadiens.
The Ryder/Cole deal was confirmed by TSN's Bob McKenzie.
No offense to the Philadelphia / LA trade earlier today, but this is a trade with some substance...
The NHL breaking news tonight is a trade that will send former Bruin's winger Michael Ryder to the Montreal Canadiens. Ryder's name had surfaced recently as a potential Bruins target to help bolster their offensive attack. But those talks are now officially over.
It is being reported that the Canadiens got Ryder from Dallas in exchange for forward Erik Cole. This is a great...
MTL trades Erik Cole to DAL for Michael Ryder.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 26, 2013
In the early stages of Tuesday's game at Columbus, the Dallas Stars sent out a press release saying that veteran winger Michael Ryder had been traded to Montreal with a second-round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for fellow experienced forward Erik Cole.
At least initially, hearing news of the trade of the man who now formerly wore No. 73 for the Stars in Ryder...
Ronald Martinez – Getty Images
By James Stephan (@J_Habs)
Montreal Canadiens General Manager, Marc Bergevin, has pounded the gavel and made yet another transaction making his mark once again.
The Canadiens traded forward Erik Cole to the Dallas Stars in exchange for former Habs forward Michael Ryder and a third round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Cole leaves a passionate city...
from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
Many of you have asked how I feel about the Stars trade for Erik Cole, and I have to tell you I’m not sure right now.
You do this long enough and you get a little gun-shy on declaring absolute victory or defeat with a trade or a draft pick or a free agent signing. I know that goes against the grain of our Twitter society, but...
Every trade has to have a winner or a loser, but when two 35-goal scorers switch teams, it's hard to call either of them a loser. And that's purely from a hockey perspective because from a business perspective, it's crystal clear as to who won this deal.
Erik Cole's nine million dollars until 2015 are now on Dallas' books, while the Canadiens have reacquired...
The Stars swapped veteran goal scoring wingers with the Canadiens today, shipping Michael Ryder out and bringing Erik Cole in. Ryder was signed as a UFA on July 1, 2011. He exploded for a career high last season with 35 goals, finding chemistry with Jamie Benn and Loui Eriksson for most of the season. The [...]
A reunion between the Boston Bruins and Michael Ryder seemed to be the standby option for just about every Hub of Hockey enthusiast out there.
One of beloved figure from the 2011 Stanley Cup run and fixture on the Boston wing from 2008 to 2011, one of two things were going to happen in regards to the 32-year-oldâs tenure in Dallas thatâd ultimately land him back in Boston...
Erik Cole is set to take the ice for the Dallas Stars, while the Edmonton Oilers are no doubt excited to have one of their top forwards back.
Cole will likely make his Stars debut Thursday night against a visiting Oilers team that will have Taylor Hall return from suspension.
Before Dallas (10-8-2) posted a 5-4 overtime victory at Columbus on Tuesday night, the club announced the...