Canadiens trade Shaw to Blackhawks for draft picks
The Canadiens have acquired Chicago’s 2nd round pick and 7th round pick in 2020, and the Blackhawks’ 3rd round pick in 2021, in return for forward Andrew Shaw and the Canadiens’ 7th round pick in 2021.
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) June 30, 2019
— E.J. Hradek (@EJHradek_NHL) June 30, 2019
- The Montreal Canadiens have traded Shaw and a 2021 seventh-round pick to the Chicago Blackhawks for a second and seventh-round pick in 2020, and a third-round pick in 2021
- Surely this is to free up salary cap space.
- Shaw has three years remaining on his contract at $3.9 million per season.
- The Canadiens are now up to around $12 million in cap space.
- All set and ready for the 1st of July.
- They now have all the space they need to make the best offer to Matt Duchene.
- Shaw had 19 goals and a career-high 47 points in 63 games with the Canadiens last season.
- He is signed through 2021-22 on a deal with a $3.9-million average annual value.
- Shaw spent the first five seasons of his career with the Blackhawks, winning two Stanley Cups (2013, 2015), after being drafted by Chicago in 2011.
- He was traded to Montreal in 2016 for two second-round picks.
After trading Andrew Shaw & a 7th RD pick to Chicago in exchange for a 2nd, 3rd & 7th RD pic, the #Habs now have $12,606,191 in projected cap space, with a roster of 23 (13F/8D/2G).
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) June 30, 2019
SHAWZY is BACK!
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) June 30, 2019