MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Monday the acquisition of defenseman Jeff Petry from the Edmonton Oilers, in return for a second round draft pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, and a conditional fifth round pick in 2015 (previously acquired from Colorado).
Petry, 27, recorded 15 points (4 goals and 11 assists) in 59 regular season games with the Oilers in 2014-15, along with a 20:57 time on ice per game. One of his goals came on the powerplay and he recorded one game-winning goal. He served 22 penalty minutes with 103 shots on goal and 101 hits.
Since making his NHL debut in 2010-11, Petry has registered 74 points (17 goals and 57 helpers) in 295 regular season games with the Oilers. He has scored three powerplay goals, one shorthanded tally and one game-winning goal. The 6' 3'' and 198 lbs defenseman also spent 139 minutes in the penalty box. A former Michigan State Spartan (CCHA), Petry amassed 67 points (9 goals and 58 assists) in 118 games at the collegiate level. On the international stage, Petry suited up with TEAM USA at the World Championships in 2012, 2013 and 2014, earning a bronze medal for his homeland in 2013.
A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Petry was Edmonton’s second round selection, 45th overall, at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.