MONTREAL -- Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier announced today that the team acquired goaltender Drew MacIntyre from the Atlanta Thrashers, in return for Brett Festerling. MacIntyre is scheduled to join the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs.
The 27-year old MacIntyre played 20 games with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves this season posting a record of 12 wins, 5 losses and one OTL. The 6’2’’ and 185 lbs netminder maintained a 2.91 GAA along with a .906 save percentage. Throughout his AHL career, MacIntyre earned 130 wins, had 79 losses and 11 OTL in 240 games played. He recorded 13 shutouts and displays a 2.44 GAA and .915 save percentage.
MacIntyre played two games in the NHL, both with the Vancouver Canucks in 2007-08, losing once and displaying a 2.95 goals against average along with a .894 save percentage.
MacIntyre completed his junior career with the Sherbrooke Castors of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) where he minded the net from 1999 to 2003. In four seasons with Sherbrooke, he registered 73 wins, 87 losses and 13 OTL and recorded seven shutouts while posting a 3.29 GAA.
A Charlottetown, native, MacIntyre was the Detroit Red Wings’ 2nd pick (4th round, 121st overall) at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
Brett Festerling played 48 games in the AHL with the Syracuse Crunch and the Hamilton Bulldogs in 2010-11 recording 16 points (3 goals and 13 assists). He also served 56 penalty minutes and had 64 shots on goal.
Festerling was acquired from Anaheim on December 31, 2010 in the transaction that sent Maxim Lapierre to the Ducks.ALSO READ:The Deadline ApprochesHabs This Week - Feb. 28, 2011 20/20 vision