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Buffalo Sabres acquire Brandon Montour from Ducks

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Sun, Feb 24th 2019 08:30 pm

The Buffalo Sabres on Sunday announced the team acquired defenseman Brandon Montour from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Brendan Guhle and a first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.

“Brandon is a young, offensive-minded defenseman who can play the up-tempo style we are looking to play,” said General Manager Jason Botterill. “He’s a right-shot defenseman that brings additional playoff experience to our club.”

Montour (age 22, 6’0,” 193 pounds) joins the Sabres in the midst of his third NHL campaign and led Anaheim defensemen with 25 points (5 goals, 20 assists) through 62 games this season. In 169 career NHL games, Montour has recorded 63 points (16/47) and a plus-11 rating, adding eight assists in 21 career playoff games.

A native of Brantford, Ontario, Montour was named USHL Defenseman of the Year in 2014 before being selected by Anaheim in the second round (55th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft. He was named to the 2014-15 Hockey East All-Rookie Team during his only season at the University of Massachusetts before turning pro. He earned consecutive AHL All-Star Game appearances in 2016 and 2017 and was named to the AHL First All-Star Team in 2016.

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