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Canadiens acquire Vanek, send prospect Collberg, two picks to Islanders

Wednesday, 03.05.2014 / 3:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Canadiens acquire Vanek, send prospect Collberg, two picks to Islanders

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens have confirmed that they have acquired forward Thomas Vanek from the New York Islanders for a second-round pick, a conditional fifth-round pick and prospect Sebastien Collberg.

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