Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 5:05pm


The Montreal Canadiens acquired defenseman Davis Drewiske from the Los Angeles Kings for a fifth-round draft pick in 2013.

What does it give the Montreal Canadiens
The Canadiens were in search of some depth on defense, so adding Drewiske makes sense at this time. They have concerns about {P Raphael Diaz} (concussion), and have been auditioning youngsters such as {P Nathan Beaulieu} and {P Jarred Tinordi} recently. Drewiske should be a solid addition as a No. 6 or 7 D-man. He's not flashy but usually gets the job done.

What does it give the Los Angeles Kings
After acquiring {P Robyn Regehr} from Buffalo, the Kings had a bit of a surplus along the blueline so they moved Drewiske along. It is a good gesture for Drewiske, who sat out as a healthy scratch often the last two seasons. In exchange for their depth defenseman, the Kings get a fifth rounder (Montreal's own) who could eventually turn into a solid asset.

Fantasy impact
The Canadiens are a bit more offensive as a team than the Kings, but that won't affect Drewiske's game. He is a stay-at-home blueliner and possible penalty killer, so he won't have much fantasy value here.

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Montreal Canadiens

Davis Drewiske D

Los Angeles Kings

a fifth-round draft pick in 2013