The Montreal Canadiens spent the better part of March auditioning some of their young defense prospects for the sixth spot on their blue line.
The organization finally decided to look at an external solution Tuesday.
The Canadiens acquired defenseman Davis Drewiskie from the Los Angeles Kings for a fifth-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.
"Davis Drewiske is a defenseman with good size and experience who has already played more than 120 games in the NHL. He adds significant depth to our group of defensemen," Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said in a statement.