Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired left wing Travis Moen from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for defenseman Sergei Gonchar.
Moen, 32, has appeared in 10 games this season for Montreal and has yet to record a point. He ranks second amongst Montreal forwards in shorthanded time on ice per game (2:35) and has yet to be on ice for a power play goal allowed. He is also second amongst team forwards in blocked shots (12).
The 11-year NHL veteran has played for Chicago, Anaheim, San Jose and Montreal registering 125 points (56-69=125) and 766 penalty minutes in 690 career regular season games. In 77 career postseason contests, he has 19 points (11-8=19) and won the Stanley Cup in 2006-07 as a member of the Anaheim Ducks.
"Travis is a proven forward that does all the gritty things needed to win," said Nill. "He brings leadership and experience to our forward group and will be an important part of our penalty kill."
The 6-foot-2, 212-pound native of Stewart Valley, Saskatchewan was originally selected by Calgary in the fifth round (155th overall) of the 2000 NHL Draft.
Gonchar, 40, has posted one point (0-1=1) in three games this season. Since joining Dallas prior to the 2013-14 season, he has posted 23 points (2-21=23) and 22 penalty minutes with the Stars.
"We would like to thank Sergei Gonchar for his commitment to the organization and his help in developing our young defensemen. We wish him and his family the best."