BREAKING: Montreal trades away Joe Morrow, and acquires another defenseman!

Marc Bergevin has FINALLY made some moves!

Share on Facebook

The Montreal Canadiens had been extremely quiet today until 3PM, but it seems like general manager Marc Bergevin was working on a couple of transactions. The team has announced that 25-year-old Joe Morrow has been traded to the Winnipeg Jets for a 2018 fourth-round pick.

The organization has confirmed the move on its Twitter account:

As The Athletic's Arpon Basu noted, the Canadiens had no fourth-round pick this morning, but could end up having as many as three by June 22nd:

But that's not all. The Habs have also acquired 24-year-old defenseman Mike Reilly from the Minnesota Wild today, in exchange of a fifth-round pick.

Reilly was selected in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL draft, 98th overall. He played a total of 84 career NHL games, in which he recorded four goals and 14 points. This year, we're talking about a production of 10 points in 38 games. We can read on the Habs' official website that Reilley's father, Michael J., "was drafted in the eighth round by the Canadiens in 1977, but he never played an NHL game."

He also won a gold medal at the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championships, alongside Alex Galchenyuk.

More details to come.


  • Trades started pouring earlier this week when the New York Rangers pulled two of their star players, Michael Grabner and Rick Nash, from the lineup Tuesday before the game against the Montreal Canadiens.  Hours later, Grabner was traded to the New Jersey Devils for a second round pick as well as Devils' prospect Yegor Rykov.

Saturday was less agitated on the trade market as teams seemed to be getting ready for a busy Sunday, and it was. 

  • There was also 12 names, including the ones of Sens’ Johnny Oduya and Alex Burrows who landed on the waiver wire. 
  • THE BIGGEST TRADE OF THE DAY: The Rangers moved captain Ryan McDonagh and forward J.T. Miller to the Tampa Bay Lighting, who sent a load of prospects. 
  • This morning, veteran defenseman Ian Cole was on the move again. After getting moved from the Penguins to the Senators, Cole ended up with the Columbus Blue Jackets for prospect winger Nick Moutrey and a third round pick in 2020.