Carle goes from a Dog to a Duck

The Montreal Canadiens and Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League traded defenceman on Friday (July 15).

The Habs acquire Mark Mitera in exchange for Mathieu Carle.

Mitera, 24, played in 71 games with the Syracuse Crunch in 2010-11, recording 22 points (six goals, 16 assists) and serving 50 penalty minutes for the American Hockey League team. The 6-foot-3, 213-pound defenceman has played 108 games in the AHL. The native of Royal Oak, Michigan was drafted in the first round, 19th overall by Anaheim at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Carle, 23, competed in 68 games with the AHL ‘Dogs in 2010-11 posting 29 points (11 goals, 18 assists), 44 penalty minutes and a +19 rating. In 223 career regular season games with Hamilton, the 6-foot, 206-pound defenceman has 97 points (30 goals, 67 assists).

The native of Gatineau, Quebec also suited up for three NHL games with the Canadiens in 2009-10. Carle was drafted by Montreal in the second round, 53rd overall at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

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