Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Greg Pateryn and Montreal's fourth-round selection in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for defenseman Jordie Benn.
Pateryn, 26, has recorded six points (1-5=6) in 24 games played this season for Montreal. He ranks eighth on the team with 43 blocked shots and has registered 44 hits.
In 82 games over parts of four seasons, all with Montreal, he has recorded 13 points (2-11=13), 194 hits and 114 blocked shots. He appeared in seven playoff contests in 2015, producing three assists.
"Greg is a solid defender and possesses a physical presence on the back-end," stated Nill. "He brings size and another right shot into the mix for us."
The 6-foot-3, 221-pound native of Sterling Heights, Mich. was originally selected by Toronto in the fifth round (128th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft.
Benn, 29, has produced 15 points (2-13=15) in 58 games played for Dallas this season. In parts of six NHL seasons, all with the Stars, he has recorded 71 points (11-60=71) in 302 regular season contests. He also recorded three assists (0-3=3) in seven playoff games.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound native of Victoria, British Columbia was signed as a free agent by Dallas on July 1, 2011.
"We want to thank Jordie for all his contributions both on the ice, and in the community," said Nill. "We wish him all the best in his career going forward."