Ice Hockey - Stars and Canadiens swap former Stanley Cup winners

In this January 9, 2014 file photo, Sergei Gonchar (L) of the Dallas Stars holds back Ryan Carter of the New Jersey Devils during the second period at the Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey. The Dallas Stars on November 11, 2014 traded five-time all-star defensive player Gonchar to the Montreal Canadiens for power forward Travis Moen. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/BRUCE BENNETT)

- The Dallas Stars traded five-time all-star defenceman Sergei Gonchar to the Montreal Canadiens for power forward Travis Moen on Tuesday.

The 40-year-old Russian veteran Gonchar won a Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 2009 and Moen scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal for Anaheim in 2007.

Gonchar missed 11 games at the start of the current NHL season with a foot injury. In three games with Dallas, Gonchar has one assist.

In 1,256 career games, Gonchar has 219 goals and 579 assists. He has also played for Washington, Boston and Ottawa.

Canada's Moen, 32, who is considered a rugged two-way player with size who protects his smaller teammates, has 56 goals, 125 points and 766 penalty minutes in 690 career games.

AFP