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Andrew Shaw signs six-year contract with Montreal Canadiens

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The Canadiens' newest acquisition will be locked down until the 2022-23 NHL season.

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The Montreal Canadiens have announced that they have signed newly acquired forward Andrew Shaw to a contract extension. Shaw was scheduled to become an RFA on July 1st.

The deal is for six seasons, starting in 2016-17, with a total value of $23.4 million. for an annual cap cost of $3.9 million against the cap.

This will be the third NHL contract for Andrew Shaw who previously signed a two-year bridge deal worth $2 million per year after completing his three-year entry-level contract.

Andrew Shaw came over in a trade on draft day from Marc Bergevin's old team, the Chicago Blackhawks, for two second-round picks in the 2016 NHL Draft. That deal came immediately after the Canadiens traded Lars Eller to the Washington Capitals for a second-round selection in both 2017 and 2018.

UPDATE: There are no no-trade/no-movement clauses attached to the contract.