After yesterday's flurry of trades, and the report that the Canadiens were going after Jonathan Drouin aggressively, this isn't really the trade that fans were expecting to see. However, in true Marc Bergevin fashion, he threw a curveball at everyone by acquiring Max Friberg for former backup goaltender Dustin Tokarski
Friberg was a standout for Sweden at the 2012 World Junior Championship, putting up 11 points for his team en route to the Gold Medal. While he has yet to score any points at the NHL level, he's been very good in the AHL during his two seasons there.
Max Friberg will join the IceCaps #tvasports— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) January 7, 2016
He will be starting out with the St. John's IceCaps for now, but he seems to be a good insurance option if the Habs' injury luck continues to be an issue in the second half of the season. And getting that for the consensus fourth-string goaltender seems like a steal of a deal right now.
We will have more on the deal, and Friberg very soon. Stay tuned.