Blackhawks deal Simpson to Canadiens

Updated: March 9, 2006, 2:59 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Defenseman Todd Simpson was traded from the Blackhawks to the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday and will be joining his seventh NHL team.

Defense
Chicago Blackhawks

Profile
2006 SEASON STATISTICS
GM G A PTS +/- PIM
45 0.0 3.0 3.0 -2 116

Chicago acquired a sixth-round draft pick from Montreal in a deal that came within hours of the NHL's trading deadline.

Simpson appeared in 45 games for the Blackhawks this season after being signed as a free agent last August. The 32-year-old defenseman had three assists and 116 penalty minutes.

He also has played with Ottawa, Anaheim, Phoenix, Florida and Calgary. Simpson, whose salary is $600,000, becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1.


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