Colorado Avalanche acquires forward Maxime Talbot, gives up Steve Downie

Talbot won Stanley Cup in 2009

DENVER - As the Colorado Avalanche brass deals with the court case of goalie Semyon Varlamov, the team made a move on their roster.

The Avalanche has acquired forward Maxime Talbot from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forward Steve Downie.

Talbot, 29, has appeared in all 11 games for the Flyers this year, tallying a goal and one assist.  A native of Lemoyne, Quebec, Talbot has recorded 77 goals and 77 assists for 154 points in 515 career games between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.  He has also skated in 77 career playoff games, scoring 18 goal and 21 assists in those contests.

“Maxime is a veteran forward who has won a Stanley Cup and has a lot of NHL experience,” said Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic.  “We look forward to him bringing that experience to our club.”

Talbot helped the Penguins win the 2009 Stanley Cup after tallying eight goals and five assists in 24 postseason games that spring. He scored both goals in Pittsburgh’s 2-1 series-clinching victory over the Red Wings in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final at Detroit. 

Selected by Pittsburgh in the eighth round with the 234th overall pick in the 2002 Entry Draft, Talbot spent his first six seasons with the Penguins before signing with Philadelphia as a free agent on July 1, 2011.