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Canadiens acquire defenseman Bryan Allen from the Anaheim Ducks, in return for forward Rene Bourque

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens


MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Thursday the acquisition of defenseman Bryan Allen from the Anaheim Ducks, in return for forward Rene Bourque.

Allen, 34, recorded one assist in six games thus far with the Ducks in 2014-15, averaging 18:12 of ice time per game. He recorded four shots on goal, 11 hits, 10 blocked shots and served four penalty minutes. He missed 14 games due to a lower-body injury.

Since he first joined the NHL back in 2000-01, Allen has recorded a total of 135 points (29 goals, 106 assists) in 716 regular season games. He scored five game winning goals. The 6'05'' and 223 lbs forward also served 837 penalty minutes and displays a +28 plus/minus differential.

A native of Kingston, Ontario, Allen was selected in the first round, fourth overall, by the Vancouver Canucks at the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. In his NHL career, he played for the Canucks (216 games), the Florida Panthers (284 games), the Carolina Hurricanes (101 games) and the Ducks (115 games).

Allen was selected to the OHL First All-Star Team in 1999. He won a silver medal with Team Canada at the 1999 World Junior Championship.

The 32-year old Rene Bourque registered two assists in 13 games with the Canadiens thus far this season, averaging 12:10 of ice time per game. The Lac La Biche, Alberta native played in a total of 141 career regular season games with the Canadiens since joining the team in a trade with the Calgary Flames on January 12, 2012.

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