February 29, 2016 5:15 pm

Canadiens trade Smith-Pelly to Devils for left-winger Stefan Matteau

Montreal Canadiens' Devante Smith-Pelly scores on Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier as Leafs' Mark Arcobello defends during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Saturday, February 27, 2016.


MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens traded forward Devante Smith-Pelly to the New Jersey Devils for left-winger Stefan Matteau on Monday.

Smith Pelly, 23, had six goals and six assists in 46 games for Montreal this season.

He had a goal in a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in his final game for the Canadiens on Saturday night.

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He was acquired by Montreal from Anaheim ahead of last year’s NHL trade deadline for winger Jiri Sekac.

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In 195 career NHL games, Smith-Pelly has 21 goals and 34 assists.

Matteau, 22, was drafted 29th overall by New Jersey in 2012 but has seen only sporadic NHL action.

He appeared in 20 games this season, posting one goal and going minus-nine.

In 44 career NHL games, the Chicago-born son of former NHL forward Stephan Matteau has three goals and two assists.

Earlier, the Canadiens claimed rugged winger Mike Brown off waivers from the San Jose Sharks.

The Canadiens had dealt veteran forwards Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischman to Chicago on Friday for forward Phillip Danault and a 2018 second-round pick.

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