DETROIT, Mich -- The Red Wings continue the sell mode, trading forward Steve Ott to the Montreal Canadiens for a 2018 6th round pick:
Canadiens acquire forward Steve Ott from the Detroit Red Wings, in return for a 6th round pick in 2018.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 1, 2017
DETAILS -> https://t.co/hDG0RGyISd
Ken Holland kicks off the final hours of the NHL trade deadline day with a banger, trading a 4th line grinder for a decent asset.
Ott was signed as a free agent during the summer, and put up six points in 42 games. This news breaks while the Red Wings are in action against the Vancouver Canucks, oddly enough, the team let up a game-tying goal during the news.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Canadiens moved forward David Desharnais to Edmonton for Brandon Davison. Ott will now slate as a piece of Montreal’s 4th line.
There is not doubt that Red Wings fans will rejoice in this transaction. While it is not a high pick, Ken Holland managed to flip a free agent “sandpaper” signing for a draft pick in a deep draft. Ott will now leave an open spot for another forward to be moved up from Grand Rapids, locking in the youth movement for the remainder for the 2016-2017 regular season.
With all that being said, I’ll just leave this here:
Steve Ott has a 27.8% goals for percentage this season. 7th worst of any forward this season. Faceoffs don't matter when you can't play— Andrew Berkshire (@AndrewBerkshire) March 1, 2017