Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Devils Trade Defensman For Center

The Devils made a trade last night, trading Sheldon Brookbank to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks for the rights to center David McIntyre.

The 6-0 185-lb. McIntyre, has 13 goals and 17 assists for 30 points in 26 games with Colgate (ECAC) this season. In three years at Colgate he has 37 goals and 42 assists in 105 career games. The native of Ontario, Canada was Dallas' fourth choice in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Brookbank, who was originally claimed off waiver from the Columbus Blue Jackets last October, saw action in 15 games this season. In 59 career games with the Devils the 6-2 215-lb. defenseman collected 8 assists.

The trade of Brookbank and his $525,000 salary begins to clear up some salary cap space for the Devils as they look to add a veteran defenseman before the trade deadline.

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