The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded Josh Anderson to the Montreal Canadiens for Max Domi and a third round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.
#CBJ have traded Josh Anderson to Montreal in exchange for Max Domi and a third-round pick, per the Canadiens.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) October 6, 2020
Anderson and Columbus had been discussing a deal, but the team was reportedly unwilling to commit to the term sought by Anderson after an injury riddled season.
The #GoHabsGo acquired 26 y/o F Josh Anderson from #CBJ for 25 y/o F Max Domi & 3rd Rnd Pick.— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) October 6, 2020
Both players are RFA & both are rep'd by Darren Ferris @quartexxmgmt
-2 Years from UFA
-17G 44P 71GP
-1 Year from UFA
Anderson leaves Columbus with 65 goals and 115 points in 267 career games.
Max Domi comes in as a center, filling a position of need for the Blue Jackets. Domi had 17-27-44 for the Canadiens this season and has 251 career points in 375 career games.
The third-round pick acquired by #CBJ in the Anderson for Domi trade is in this year’s draft.#CBJ did not have a third-round pick before this trade.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) October 6, 2020
Earlier in the offseason, the Cannon had speculated about what a Domi trade could look like. Read about Domi more in depth here.
More to come on this developing story. Good luck in Montreal, Josh!
UPDATE (10/7/20, 4:25 p.m.): Domi has agreed to a two year contract with the Jackets, with a cap hit of $5.3 million.
NEWS: #CBJ have signed newly acquired C @maxdomi to a two-year, $10.6M contract through the 2021-22 season. Domi will earn $4.6M in 2020-21 and $6.0M in 2021-22.— CBJ Public Relations (@BlueJacketsPR) October 7, 2020