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Shaw signs six-year extension with Habs

St. Louis Blues v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Six

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Andrew Shaw #65 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates his third period goal against the St. Louis Blues in Game Six of the Western Conference First Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Blues 6-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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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.

Related: Shaw laments leaving ‘second home’ in Chicago, but excited for Montreal