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THREE THINGS: What you need to know about Andrew Shaw

Get reacquainted with the newest member of the Blackhawks, Andrew Shaw

by Carter Baum / Blackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks have re-acquired Andrew Shaw from the Montreal Canadiens, bringing the forward back to his first NHL home ahead of the 2019-20 season. Here's what you need to know about the newest member of the Blackhawks.

HOMECOMING

The 27 year old returns to Chicago, where he was drafted in the fifth round of the 2011 NHL Draft and played the first five seasons of his NHL career. Shaw was a key member of the Stanley Cup-champion teams of 2013 and 2015. From 2012-2016, he scored 137 points (70G, 67A) in 322 regular-season games for the Blackhawks. 

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: SHAWZY is BACK!The #Blackhawks have acquired forward Andrew Shaw and a seventh-round pick in the 2021 #NHLDraft from Montreal in exchange for three draft picks! pic.twitter.com/3r2g4FaDdG

PRIME FORM

Shaw is coming off a career-high 47 point (19g, 28A) campaign in 2018-19 for the Canadiens, also setting a career mark with 28 assists (previous high: 20A with Chicago in 2015-16). 

With 63 games played, the winger finished second on Montreal in points-per-game (0.75). He missed the entire month of January with a neck injury and he finished the season with 21 points (8G, 13A) in 27 games upon his return. He scored his first career hat trick in an 8-1 win over Detroit on Feb. 26.

LIFE CHANGES

Since Shaw last donned a Blackhawks jersey in 2016, a lot has changed in the forward's life off the ice. In Aug. 2017, Shaw married his wife, Chaunette, and in June 2018 the couple welcomed their first child, Andy Rose Marie Shaw. 

Instagram from @shawz65: So thankful for having my perfect little family!

The Blackhawks family is just a little bit bigger following Sunday's trade. 

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