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Canadiens acquire forward Laurent Dauphin from Nashville

In exchange for Dauphin's services, forward Michael McCarron is traded to Nashville; Dauphin will report to the AHL's Laval Rocket

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL / News Release

MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Tuesday that the team has acquired forward Laurent Dauphin from the Nashville Predators in return for Michael McCarron.

Dauphin, 24, has played 33 games thus far this season with the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals, registering 16 points (7 goals, 9 assists), 26 penalty minutes, and a +8 differential.

In 35 career NHL regular season games with Arizona since his debut in 2015-16, the 6'01'' and 180 lbs forward has recorded four points (3 goals, 1 assist) and 18 penalty minutes. A native of Repentigny, Quebec, Dauphin has also appeared in 252 career AHL contests with Portland, Springfield, Tucson, Rockford and Milwaukee, tallying 133 points (55 goals, 78 assists).

A product of the QMJHL's Chicoutimi Saguenéens, Dauphin amassed 186 points (80 goals, 106 assists) in 170 games in the junior ranks. On the international stage, he suited up for Canada at the 2013 U18 World Championship (gold medal). Dauphin was the Coyotes' second-round pick (39th overall) in 2013.

Selected in the first round, 25th overall by the Canadiens at the 2013 NHL Draft, Michael McCarron appeared in 29 games with the AHL's Laval Rocket in 2019-20.

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