The Montreal Canadiens are in talks with the free agent defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron.
Bergeron, who played last season with the Minnesota Wild, scored 14 goals (seven on the power play) and added 18 assists in 2008-09.
Bergeron's reputation definitely precedes him as being a fast-skating defenseman with a knack for end-to-end rushes. His other accomplishments in the NHL include back-to-back victories in the hardest shot competition.
Bergeron has been traded three times in his career. The first came in 2007 when he was traded to the Islanders with a third-round draft pick for Denis Grebeshkov.
The second came in February 2008, when he was traded to the Ducks for a third-round draft pick.
The last and most recent trade came on June 10, 2008, when he was acquired by the Wild for a third-round draft pick.
In 339 NHL games, Bergeron has 62 goals and 98 assists for a total of 160 points. Bergeron has had 24 postseason appearances, with six points split evenly between goals and assists.