CANADIENS ACQUIRE GEOFFRION FROM PREDATORS IN TRADE FOR GILL

The Montreal Canadiens acquired a familiar name in a trade that has defenceman Hal Gill going to the Nashville Predators on Friday.

As part of the deal, the club acquired forward Blake Geoffrion – son of former Canadien Danny Geoffrion, grandson of Habs great Bernie Geoffrion and great-grandson of Montreal legend Howie Morenz.


The Canadiens also sent a conditional fifth-round pick in 2013 to Nashville in the deal and acquired forward Robert Slaney and a second-round draft pick in 2012.

The Predators will get the fifth-round pick if Geoffrion plays at least 40 games with the Canadiens next season.

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=388101