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NJ Devils acquire Nathan Légaré for Arnaud Durandeau

The New Jersey Devils and Montreal Canadiens made a post-NHL Trade Deadline exchange on Monday. The Devils sent forward Arnaud Durandeau to the Montreal Canadiens for forward Nathan Legare. Since the trade was made past the deadline, neither player is eligible to play in the National Hockey League for the rest of the season.

Légaré was drafted in the third round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played two seasons for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins before skating for the Laval Rocket this season. The 23-year-old winger has six goals, three assists, 42 PIM, 61 shots, and is a -10 in 39 games for the Rocket this season. He is tied for second in the American Hockey League in shorthanded goals with four.

Légaré stands six feet tall and weighs 208 pounds.

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The Devils acquired Durandeau from the New York Islanders on November 26 in exchange for Tyce Thompson and assigned him to Utica. In 26 games played for the Comets, Durandeau had three goals, 11 assists, eight PIM, and 52 shots.

This trade fell under the guidelines of the NHL Trade Deadline as both players involved are under NHL contracts. The AHL Trade Deadline for players under AHL contracts is March 15.

The Comet’s next game is Wednesday, March 13 at Belleville. For more information about the Utica Comets, including schedules and ticketing, please visit https://uticacomets.com.

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