Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin has had a busy night ahead of the NHL’s trade deadline.
The trade was the second of the evening for Bergevin, who dealt forward David Desharnais to the Edmonton Oilers for defenceman Brandon Davidson earlier in the night.
The 34-year-old Ott suited up for 42 games this season with the Red Wings and registered three goals and six points.
"I’m heading to a good team with another great heritage, so it’s very exciting now to know that I have a chance in the playoffs," said Ott.
Ott made his NHL debut in 2002-03 with the Dallas Stars and has since played for the Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues and Wings.
In 837 career NHL regular season, Ott has recorded 109 goals and 287 points.
A native of Summerside, P.E.I, Ott was selected in the first round, 25th overall by the Stars at the 2000 NHL draft.
The trade deadline is Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET.