Montreal Canadiens Trade Shea Weber for 20 Goal Winger

Montreal Canadiens Trade Shea Weber for 20 Goal Winger
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The Montreal Canadiens have traded the contract of injured captain Shea Weber for a 20-Goal Scoring Russian Winger. The team sent Weber’s contract to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for Evgenii Dadonov.

Montreal Canadiens Acquire Winger Evgenii Dadonov for Shea Weber

Over his six-year NHL career Dadonov has played for the Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators, and Vegas Golden Knights. He has put up 124 goals and 141 assists for 265 career points in 413 career games. He was originally drafted in the third round, 71st overall of the 2007 NHL draft by the Panthers.

Last season, the 32-year-old scored 20 goals and 23 assists for 43 points. It was the fourth season of his career in which he scored at least 20 goals. He also added 18 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers are outstanding, he put up 57.8 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of +7.7. His career possession percentage is 58.3 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of +11.8.

Dadonov is in the final year of a three-year contract he originally signed with the Ottawa Senators. It pays him $6.5 million this season, but the cap hit is $5.0 million. He was traded to the Golden Knights last summer. The Knights reportedly traded Dadonov to Anaheim for cap relief at the trade deadline, but the Ducks were on his no trade list and the deal was cancelled by the league.

Weber did not play this past season due to ankle and knee injuries. His NHL career appears to be over. The Golden Knights are likely to put him on LTIR. His contract pays him $3 million this year and $1 million in each of the next three years. His cap hit is $7,857,143 per season.