Capitals acquire Eller from Canadiens for 2nd-round picks

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) " The Washington Capitals have acquired forward Lars Eller from the Montreal Canadiens for two second-round picks.

The Capitals traded second-round picks in 2017 and 2018 to the Canadiens for the 27-year-old Eller, who had 13 goals and 13 assists in 79 games last season.

Eller has two seasons left on his contract at a salary-cap hit of $3.5 million. In 442 NHL games, the Dane has 73 goals and 83 assists.

In addition to trading Eller, the Canadiens acquired forward Andrew Shaw from the Chicago Blackhawks for two second-round picks in Friday night's draft. Montreal sent the 39th and 45th picks to cap-strapped Chicago for the pending restricted free agent.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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