Friday, July 11, 2008

Canadiens Trade Corey Locke For Shawn Belle

The Habs have traded RFA Corey Locke to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for defenseman Shawn Belle.

Belle, 23, has played in the AHL for the past 3 seasons. The 6-foot-2 235 pounder had 3 points in 74 games last season for Houston. Belle was named to the Canadian National time 4 times during his junior career. He captured gold with Team Canada's juniors in 2005.

Corey Locke, 24, never really had a chance to make it in Montreal. He played in one career game for the Habs, but was supposed to play in 2 were it not for the fact that his equipment didn't arrive in time for a game. Locke has spent the last 4 seasons in the AHL, becoming Hamilton's all-time points leader in that time.

Belle was the 30th overall pick in '03; Locke, 113th.

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