It’s a move we have all seen coming since the Colorado Avalanche were shopping winger P.A. Parenteau at the trade deadline this past season. According to NHL.com, the Avalanche would send P.A. Parenteau and a 2015 fifth-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens for center Daniel Briere.
Parenteau was limited to 55 games this past season with a couple of knee injuries that sidelined the winger. Parenteau, who is 31-years-old, recorded 33 points (14 goals and 19 assists. P.A. was briefly in rookie head coach Patrick Roy‘s dog house during the 2013-14′ season.
Briere on the other hand is 36-years-old and scored 25 points this past season (13 goals and 12 assists) in 69 regular season games. The veteran center would go on to score seven points in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, recording three goals and four assists.
It’s interesting to see the Avalanche trading a 31-year-old winger for a 36-year-old center, but we have to remember Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic know what’s best for this club now and moving forward.