The Sabres have acquired Anaheim Ducks defenseman Brandon Montour in exchange for defenseman Brendan Guhle, and a first round pick.
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired defenseman Brandon Montour from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Brendan Guhle and a first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.— Sabres PR (@SabresPR) February 25, 2019
According to a press release from the Sabres, “Brandon is a young, offensive-minded defenseman who can play the up-tempo style we are looking to play,” said General Manager Jason Botterill. “He’s a right-shot defenseman that brings additional playoff experience to our club.”
The trade was initially reported by TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.
First round pick and prospect Brendan Guhle going to Anaheim for Brandon Montour is my understanding— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) February 24, 2019
LeBrun and TSN’s Frank Seravalli also reported the conditions of the first round pick the Sabres are trading to Anaheim.
It is not Buffalo’s own first round pick going to Anaheim. It’s either San Jose’s or St Louis’s first rounder which Buffalo owns going to Anaheim— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) February 24, 2019
Montour has five goals and 25 points with the Ducks this season.