Canadiens trade Andrighetto to Avalanche for Martinsen on deadline day

Mar 2 2017, 3:53 am

The Montreal Canadiens have made their last move before today’s trade deadline, swapping young forwards with the Colorado Avalanche.

Sven Andrighetto is on his way to Denver, with Montreal receiving 26-year-old Andreas Martinsen in return.

Andrighetto never seemed to find his groove with the Habs after being selected in the third round of the NHL Draft in 2013. His most productive season came last year, scoring 17 points (7-10-17) in 44 NHL games.

Martinsen, conversely, was undrafted and earned his first NHL contract after three successful years playing pro hockey in Germany. The Norwegian-born left winger has played 110 NHL games, scoring 18 points (7-11-18), all with Colorado.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound forward is the latest addition in a series of moves made by Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin that appear to make his team tougher, although less skilled.

Habs fans will hope these acquisitions make Montreal more battle-ready for the playoffs, where they hope to make some noise this season.

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