Former Merrimack goaltender Joe Cannata has been traded to the Colorado Avalanche by the Washington Capitals in exchange for defenseman Cody Corbett. The deal was announced at about 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the day of the NHL’s trade deadline.
Cannata signed with the Capitals as an unrestricted free agent this past summer. In 22 games with the Hershey Bears (AHL) this season, the 27-year-old goaltender has a 3.22 goals-against average with an .876 save percentage. Cannata had a three-game stint with the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL) this season, posting a 2.33 GAA and a .916 save percentage.
Cannata will likely join the San Antonio Rampage (AHL). The primary goaltender for the Rampage this season has been Spencer Martin, who has a 3.06 GAA and a .902 save percentage.--
Mike McMahon has covered Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune since 2006 and he also has been a senior writer at College Hockey News since 2005.
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