Canadiens trade Nicolas Deslauriers to Ducks for draft pick


Montreal Canadiens' Nicolas Deslauriers, right, skates with the puck as he is chased by St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn during the second period on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in St. Louis. (Billy Hurst/AP)

The Montreal Canadiens have traded forward Nicolas Deslauriers to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a 2020 fourth-round pick.

The deal is the second of the day for the Canadiens, who earlier sent Andrew Shaw back to the Chicago Blackhawks, as the team sheds salary ahead of free agency starting on Monday.

Deslauriers, 28, was acquired in an October 2017 trade with the Buffalo Sabres and registered 12 goals and 19 points in 106 games for the Canadiens.

The trade also means the Canadiens have a total of 12 picks in the 2020 NHL Draft, as per CapFriendly.

June 30, 2019 - 6:58 pm ET
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  • Fourth-round pick (2020)
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