Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenceman Garrett Stafford from the Washington Capitals in exchange for forward Dane Byers. Undrafted, Stafford began his professional career with the Cleveland Barons, former AHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, after being signed by the California based NHL team in October of 2003. His first pro season ended with an ugly [...]
Tonight, as Montreal is set to faceoff against the Panthers, the Canadiens should present a very different, more experienced lineup.
- Jaroslav Spacek is set to return from his injury. He will take Alexei Emelin's place in the lineup and will pair up with Yannick Weber. Josh Gorges will remain with P.K Subban and Hall Gill will form a duo with Rafael Diaz.
The Montreal Canadiens acquired center Petteri Nokelainen and defenseman Garrett Stafford from the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday for center Brock Trotter and a seventh-round draft pick in 2012.
Nokelainen, 24, has collected one assist in five games this season. The 16th overall pick of the 2004 draft, Nokelainen has recorded 35 points in 194 career NHL games.
Stafford, 31, has recorded...
The Phoenix Coyotes have traded center Petteri Nokelainen and minor league defenseman Garrett Stafford to the Montreal Canadiens for center Brock Trotter and a seventh-round pick in next year's draft.
Coyotes general manager Don Maloney announced the deal Sunday hours before his struggling team was to play the Ducks in Anaheim. Phoenix is off to a 2-3-1 start.
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2011
It appears that forward Peterri Nokelainen and veteran AHL defender Garrett Stafford have been traded to Montreal for forward Brock Trotter and a 7th round pick.
Pretty bland trade all around both sides acquire some depth for their AHL squads, Montreal gets a depth 4th line guy and the Coyotes can now move Gordon to the 4th line and recently called up Andy Miele to the 3rd....