Andrew Shaw is a Hab no more.
The tough forward was sent to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for three draft picks – a second round and seventh round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft and a third-round pick in 2021.
The Canadiens also sent a seventh round pick in 2021 in the deal.
In three seasons with the Habs, Shaw posted 41 goals and 96 points in 182 games. Last season he scored a career high 47 points, including 19 goals, in 63 games.
Shaw was drafted by the Blackhawks 139th overall in the 2011 draft. The Habs acquired him for two second-round picks during the 2016 draft.
The move comes a day before the start of NHL free agency.
Also on Sunday, the Canadiens sent forward Nicolas Deslauriers to Anaheim in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2020 draft.
In 106 games with the Canadiens Deslauriers scored 12 goals and seven assists.