It seems like the Montreal Canadiens are on a mission to get bigger and heavier before the trade deadline.
They’ve already acquired Jordie Benn, Brandon Davidson and Dwight King and just moments ago, they shipped speedster Sven Andrighetto to Colorado for Andreas Martinsen, who’s listed at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds.
Martinsen is in his second season in the NHL, after spending three years in the German League. The 26-year-old has three goals, four assists and 32 penalty minutes in 55 games in 2016-17.
He’ll be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.
In Andrighetto, the Avs are getting a quick forward with skill, who just hasn’t been able to land a regular gig with the Habs.
The 23-year-old has eight goals and 22 points in 20 AHL games and two goals and six assists in 27 NHL games.
A change of scenery may do Andrighetto some good. His former teammate, Mark Barberio, has been getting some significant ice time since being claimed off waivers by Colorado.