As the NHL Free Agency period is set to begin on Monday, the Chicago Blackhawks made a move Sunday to bring back two-time Stanley Cup Winner Andrew Shaw. In exchange, Montreal receives a 2020 second and seventh-round pick and a third-round pick in 2021.
The eight-year National Hockey League veteran has 111 goals and 233 points in 504 career games and won the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2013 and 2015. Shaw was traded to Montreal in 2016 for two second-round picks, one of which became Alex DeBrincat. He scored 19 goals and collected 47 points in 63 games with Max Domi serving as his most consistent linemate. He was credited with a goal in the third overtime of Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals against Boston when the puck went off his right shin pad and into the net. After five seasons in Chicago, he was dealt to Montreal in the 2016 offseason, where he then signed a six-year contract with an AAV of $3.9 million.
Selected in the fifth round of the 2011 draft, the pesky 27-year-old added 16 goals and 35 points in 67 playoff outings during his first tenure with the Blackhawks.