Andrew Shaw signs six-year extension with Canadiens

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Andrew Shaw signed a six-year extension with the Montreal Canadiens on Monday.

Shaw was acquired in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday for two second round picks at the 2016 NHL Draft.

The 24-year-old forward scored 14 goals and 20 assists in 78 games during the regular season. Shaw added four goals in six games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

“As I mentioned last Friday following his acquisition, we are adding a solid character player to our team, a reliable player who plays with grit and a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Chicago Blackhawks over the past five seasons,” Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin said in a release.

“Andrew will add more leadership to our team. I had the opportunity to discuss with him over the past few days, and I sense his determination and excitement in joining the Canadiens’ organization for many years to come.”

The Belleville, Ont., native was a restricted free agent and was qualified by the Canadiens earlier Monday.

“I’ve got a fresh start with a new team,” Shaw said on a conference call Saturday. “I’m excited about that. It’s going to be fun. I’m excited to meet the guys on the team and get in that locker-room. But at the other end, obviously I’m going to miss all my friends and teammates in the organization and all the fans there in Chicago as well. Obviously I’ll miss the city as well too.”

— With files from The Canadian Press

June 27, 2016

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Andrew Shaw
Centre
AGE: 29

SIGNED BY
Montreal Canadiens
LENGTH
6 yrs
CONTRACT TYPE
Re-signing
SALARY CAP HIT
$3.9 million
TOTAL
$23.4 million

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