Andrew Shaw has agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension with the Montreal Canadiens, the team announced Monday.
The Habs acquired Shaw from the Chicago Blackhawks at the draft for a pair of second-round picks.
“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,” said Habs GM Marc Bergevin in a statement.
The reported average annual value of the deal — which represents a substantial raise from the two-year, $4 million contract he just wrapped up in Chicago, where he had 34 points in 78 games this season — is interesting to note, because it was reported Shaw was seeking about $4.5 million annually.
That was prior to the draft.
Combined with the salary cap moving to only $73 million, Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman knew moving Shaw was inevitable.