The Lightning have acquired defenseman Jonathan Racine, along with a sixth-round selection in the 2017 NHL Draft, from the Canadiens in exchange for defenseman Nikita Nesterov, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.
Racine, 23, has played in one NHL game, that coming during the 2013-14 season while a member of the Panthers. He was traded from the Panthers to Montreal prior to the start of this season and has played 26 games for the St. John’s IceCaps, the Canadiens’ AHL affiliate. Racine has three assists and ranks fourth on the team and first among IceCaps’ defensemen for penalty minutes with 58.
Racine was originally a third round draft pick, 87th overall, of the Panthers at the 2011 NHL Draft