Canadiens trade Chipchura to Ducks for 4th-round pick Staff

12/2/2009 10:57:38 AM

The Montreal Canadiens have traded Kyle Chipchura to the Anaheim Ducks for a fourth-round draft pick in 2011.

The 23-year-old forward was having a difficult season with the Canadiens, with no points and a -10 rating in 19 games. He played just 1:59 on Tuesday against Toronto, and was on the ice for both of the Leafs' first two goals. He was benched for the remainder of the game.

Chipchura twice played for Canada's National Junior Team and was its captain for the 2006 tournament. He was drafted in the first round (18th overall) by the Canadiens in the 2004 draft.

The native of Westlock, Alberta played the majority of the last season with Hamilton of the AHL. In 68 career NHL games, the left winger is -17 with four goals and 10 assists.