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Canadiens acquire defenseman Marco Scandella from the Sabres

The Habs send a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft to Buffalo in exchange for Scandella's services

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL / News Release

MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Thursday that the team has acquired defenseman Marco Scandella from the Buffalo Sabres, in return for a fourth-round pick in 2020 (acquired from the San Jose Sharks on June 22, 2019).

Scandella, 29, has participated in 31 games thus far this season with Buffalo, recording nine points (3 goals, 6 assists), 8 penalty minutes and 34 blocked shots (fourth on the team). He tied for second with the Sabres with a +9 differential. The 6'03'' and 212 lbs defenseman is averaging 16:36 of ice time per game.

In 549 career NHL regular season games with Minnesota and Buffalo since his debut in 2010-11, Scandella has recorded 133 points (41 goals, 92 assists) and 219 penalty minutes. A native of Montreal, he appeared in 39 career NHL playoff games, all with Minnesota, tallying nine points (6 goals, 3 assists).

A product of the QMJHL's Val-d'Or Foreurs, Scandella totaled 82 points (23 goals, 59 assists) in 154 games in the junior ranks. On the international stage, he suited up for Canada at the 2008 U18 World Championship (gold medal) and 2010 World Junior Championship (silver medal).

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