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by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / Edmonton Oilers

General Manager Craig MacTavish announced today the Edmonton Oilers have acquired centre Matt Hendricks from the Nashville Predators, in exchange for goaltender Devan Dubnyk.

Hendricks, 32, has appeared in 44 games for Nashville this season, registering four points (2G, 2A) and 54 penalty minutes.

The Blaine, Minnesota native has spent time with the Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals, and Nashville Predators. Hendricks has accumulated 62 points (29G, 33A) and 419 penalty minutes in 307 career NHL games.

The 6’0”, 211-pound centre has recorded two points (1G, 1A) and 10 penalty minutes in 34 playoff games.

Hendricks was originally selected by Nashville in the 5th round, 131st overall in the 2000 NHL Draft.

TSN's Bob McKenzie talks about the CHL Top Prospects Game and gives his thoughts on the trade:

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