Florida acquires defenseman Brandon Montour from Buffalo

The Florida Panthers have acquired 26-year-old defenseman Brandon Montour from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a third round pick. The trade was first reported by David Pagnotta. Kevin Weekes added on, saying the return was a third round pick. 


Montour has one year remaining on his $3.85 million contract, he will be a UFA this offseason.


The Brantford, Ont. native was selected 55th overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2014 NHL Draft. He was traded to Buffalo for a first-round pick and Brendan Guhle at the 2019 NHL trade deadline. 


This season in Buffalo, Montour had 14 points in 38 games and was a minus 13. The Sabres are currently sitting at the bottom of the NHL and rank near the bottom of the league in team defense.


Montour’s best season came in 2017-2018 when he put up 32 points in 80 games with the Ducks.


The NHL trade deadline is two days away on April 12.

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