Canadiens trade captain Shea Weber to Vegas for forward Evgenii Dadonov

Last season, Dadonov, 33, played 78 games for the Golden Knights and notched 43 points, including 20 goals.

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In what promises to be a very busy off-season, the Canadiens made their first big move on Thursday.

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General manager Kent Hughes sent injured captain Shea Weber, who still has four years left on his contract that comes with a cap hit of $7,857,143 a season, to the Vegas Golden Knights. In return, Montreal has acquired forward Evgenii Dadonov, who has one year left on a deal that comes with a cap hit of $5 million.

Last season, Dadonov, 33, played 78 games and notched 43 points (20 goals, 23 assists).

“I would like to thank Shea for all that he has done for and represented to the Montreal Canadiens,” Hughes said in a statement. “Not only was Shea an exceptional hockey player who played through significant injuries in an attempt to bring the Stanley Cup back to Montreal, he was also a great leader whose leadership will have a positive impact on our team well beyond his time with us. . I also want to welcome Evgenii Dadonov to our organization. He is a talented forward who has produced at all levels since the start of his career.”

This story will be updated.

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