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Canadiens trade Max Domi, draft pick to Blue Jackets for Josh Anderson

Yahoo Sports Staff
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TORONTO, ONTARIO - AUGUST 18: Max Domi #13 of the Montreal Canadiens lines up in position for a defensive zone face-off in the third period of Game Four of the Eastern Conference First Round of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Arena on August 18, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images)
Max Domi is off to Columbus. Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Montreal Canadiens have traded forward Max Domi and a third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Josh Anderson, the team announced on Tuesday.

Domi received a qualifying offer as expected from the Canadiens on Saturday, a one-year deal worth $2.9 million, according to CapFriendly.

Both Domi and Anderson are restricted free agents. Domi switched agents in September and is now represented by Darren Ferris. If that name rings a bell, it’s because he’s also Mitch Marner’s agent and is well-versed in RFA negotiations by now.

“Strengthening our center ice position has been a priority for our club and we are extremely excited to add a player of Max Domi's talent and character to the Columbus Blue Jackets," Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. "He is a skilled playmaker that also brings grit and competitiveness, and we think he will be a great addition to our team."

Anderson posted his career-best season in 2018-19, notching 27 goals and 47 points in 82 games. He recorded a goal and four points in 26 games for the Blue Jackets in 2019-20.

Domi recorded 17 goals and 44 points in 2019-20, coming off his career-best year in 2018-19 where he notched 28 goals and 72 points in 82 games.

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