Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jaroslav Halak celebrates with teammate Josh Gorges after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in Game 4 NHL Eastern Conference semi-final hockey action Thursday, May 6, 2010 in Montreal. The Canadiens signed defenceman Gorges to a one-year contract on Friday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens have traded defenceman Josh Gorges to the Buffalo Sabres for a 2016 second-round pick.
Gorges, who rejected a deal that would have sent him to the Toronto Maple Leafs, had a list of 15 teams he would not accept a trade to.
Buffalo was not on that list, and the Habs found a taker for the final four years of his contract at a cap hit of US$3.9 million.
Gorges, a native of Kelowna, B.C., had a goal and 13 assists last season.