Capped: Breaking Down the Cole/Ryder Trade

Eric Daoust



Michael Ryder USA Today


Eric Daoust takes a look at the recent trade between Dallas and Montreal.


Two days ago there was a trade that saw Erik Cole traded from Montreal to Dallas in exchange for Michael Ryder and a third round draft pick in 2013. Dobber’s fantasy take on the transaction can be found here. Here we will dig deeper and look at the deal from each team’s perspective with a dedicated focus on their respective situations within the NHL’s salary cap structure.


The Canadiens re-acquire Ryder after he began his career with a splash on the same team. Looking at his career numbers we see a lot of highs and lows in his goal and point totals.


Year Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM