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Canadiens acquire Christian Folin and Dale Weise from Philadelphia

Canadiens acquire Christian Folin and Dale Weise from Philadelphia
Published On: Sat, Feb 09
Apr 23, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Dale Weise (25) is congratulated for scoring a goal during the second period in game six of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Saturday that the team has acquired defenseman Christian Folin and forward Dale Weise from the Philadelphia Flyers in return for David Schlemko and Byron Froese.A 

Folin, 27, has participated in 26 games thus far this season with Philadelphia, recording two assists, 16 penalty minutes, 60 hits and a +5 differential. The 6'03'' and 204 lbs defenseman is averaging 15:33 of ice time per game.

In 209 career NHL regular season games with Minnesota, Los Angeles and Philadelphia since his debut in 2013-14, Folin has recorded 38 points (7 goals, 31 assists) and 96 penalty minutes. A native of Gothenburg, Sweden, he has a +21 differential. Folin appeared in six career NHL playoff games.

The 30-year-old Weise has played 42 games thus far this season with Philadelphia, registering 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists). He scored one of his goals while shorthanded and added one game-winning tally. He is averaging 12:08 of ice time per game, has recorded 67 hits and served 15 penalty minutes. Weise added two points (1-1-2) in three contests with Lehigh Valley (AHL).

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