Ducks Acquire Nokelainen for Montador
The Ducks have acquired center Petteri Nokelainen from the Boston Bruins in exchange for defenseman Steve Montador.
Nokelainen, 23 (1/16/86), appeared in 33 games for the Bruins this season, collecting 0-3=3 points with 10 penalty minutes (PIM). The Imatra,
Originally selected by the New York Islanders in the first round (16th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Nokelainen was acquired by
Montador, 29 (12/21/79), scored 4-16=20 points with a +14 rating and 125 PIM in 65 games with the Ducks this season. Signed by Anaheim as a free agent on July 11, 2008, Montador has played in 355 career NHL games between Calgary, Florida and Anaheim, collecting 18-49=67 points with a +8 rating and 586 PIM. In 2007-08 with the Panthers, Montador collected 8-15=23 points with a +1 rating and 73 PIM. He set career highs in most offensive categories last season, including goals, assists, points, power play goals (2) and shots (96).