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Avalanche Bolster Offense, Acquire Lehkonen from Montreal for Barron, Pick

Colorado has added to its offensive depth, acquiring forward Artturi Lehkonen from Montreal for prospect Justin Barron and a second-round pick.
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Colorado has added to its offensive depth, acquiring forward Artturi Lehkonen from Montreal for prospect Justin Barron and a second-round pick.

Lehkonen has 29 points in 58 games for the Habs, with a career-high of 31 in 2018-19. Lehkonen has 149 points in 396 career games, but his ability to score 12-plus goals a year with a good wrist shot does give Colorado some scoring options down in the lineup. 

Barron, 20, was drafted 25th overall in 2020 and has emerged as a solid defensive prospect. Barron has 20 points in 43 games with the AHL's Colorado Eagles in his first pro hockey season.

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