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Les Canadiennes acquire Erin Ambrose in CWHL blockbuster

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Ambrose was previously cut from Team Canada’s Olympic camp

Shanna Martin

Les Canadiennes have completed another blockbuster trade for a National team member.

Months after acquiring Emerance Maschmeyer from the Calgary Inferno, the Canadiennes have acquired defender Erin Ambrose from the Toronto Furies.

The cost was high. The Canadiennes traded first-round picks in 2018 and 2019 and third-round picks in 2018 and 2020 meaning that they expect Ambrose to be a member of the team for the foreseeable future.

“Erin Ambrose is an elite defence with tremendous skill and an offensive flair that will make Les Canadiennes a better team now, and into the future,” Montreal general manager Meg Hewings said. “All-star defence of her calibre are rare, and we’re thrilled to have her join the organization.”

Ambrose was previously centralized with Team Canada but was released in their first wave of cuts. She will make her Canadiennes debut this Saturday as the team hosts the Markham Thunder at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.