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Canadiens commerce Jeff Petry, Ryan Poehling to Pittsburgh Penguins


Obtain defenceman Mike Matheson, who grew up in Pointe-Claire, and a fourth-round decide at 2023 NHL Draft in change.

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Defenceman Jeff Petry received his want on Saturday when Canadiens GM Kent Hughes traded him to the PIttsburgh Penguins together with ahead Ryan Poehling.

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In change, the Canadiens get defenceman Mike Matheson, a Montreal native, and a fourth-round decide on the 2023 NHL Draft.

Petry requested to be traded final season for household causes. His spouse, Julie, was upset with the COVID-19 restrictions in Quebec and returned to the household residence in Michigan with their three sons whereas pregnant with a fourth boy, who was born final Monday. That left Petry alone in Montreal.

Hughes had maintained he would attempt to commerce Petry, however would solely do it if it was a deal that labored for the Canadiens and would enhance them shifting ahead.

The 28-year-old Matheson, who grew up in Pointe-Claire on Montreal’s West Island, is six years youthful than Petry and likewise earns much less cash, which is able to give Hughes some wiggle room with the wage cap.

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Matheson has 4 seasons remaining on his eight-year, US$39-million contract with an annual salary-cap hit of $4.875 million. Petry has three seasons remaining on his four-year, US$25-million contract with a salary-cap hit of $6.25 million.

Matheson had 11-20-31 totals in 74 video games with the Penguins final season and was plus-12, posting profession highs in targets and factors. The 6-foot-2, 188-pounder was chosen by the Florida Panthers within the first spherical (twenty third general) of the 2012 NHL Draft. In 417 profession regular-season video games, Matheson has 49-89-138 totals.

Petry struggled final season, posting 6-21-27 totals in 68 video games and was minus-11. It was his lowest level manufacturing within the final 5 seasons.

The Canadiens chosen Poehling within the first spherical (twenty fifth general) of the 2017 NHL Draft, however he struggled to earn a daily spot with the workforce. Final season, the 23-year-old performed a career-high 57 video games with the Canadiens, posting 9-8-17 totals. The earlier season he spent the entire 12 months with the AHL’s Laval Rocket.

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