Blackhawks trade Andrew Shaw to Canadiens for two 2nd-round picks

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The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Andrew Shaw to the Montreal Canadiens for two second-round picks, multiple outlets are reporting.

The Canadiens gave the Blackhawks the 39th overall pick and the 45th overall selection in exchange for Shaw.

The 24-year-old Shaw scored 34 points across 78 regular-season games for the Blackhawks last season. Reports indicated Shaw was seeking a contract worth $4.5 million per year, a total that appears to be outside the Chicago's price bracket.

With the two second-round picks obtained from Montreal, the Blackhawks now boast 10 overall selections in the 2016 NHL Draft.