Young defenseman traded to playoff contender.

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While being traded is usually an experience that creates some mixed emotion, 24 year old defenseman Eric Gelinas is certainly moving on to greener pastures.

According to a report from Adrian Dater of Bleacher Report the Colorado Avalanche have acquired the services of Gelinas from the New Jersey Devils and in exchange the Devils will receive the Avalanche's 3rd round draft choice in 2017.

Gelinas is a reliable stay at home type of defenseman and has had a solid season despite having very little offensive output with the Devils. Gelinas has just a single goal, six assists and hasa plus minus rating of -8 on the season.