Jamie Benn

Stars acquire Greg Pateryn from Canadiens for Jordie Benn

The Montreal Canadiens acquired Jordie Benn from the Dallas Stars for Greg Pateryn and a fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft in an exchange of defensemen Monday.

The move, made two days before the NHL trade deadline, came a month after the Canadiens picked up Nikita Nestorov from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a sixth-round pick.

Benn, the older brother of Dallas All-Star Jamie Benn, is a left-shot defenseman who can also play on the right side. With Pateryn's departure, the Montreal roster has only Shea Weber and Jeff Petry as natural righties.

"In Jordie Benn, we get an experienced NHL defenseman and a player who will solidify our defensive group,"...

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