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Nathan Beaulieu traded to Sabres

Canadiens acquire third-round pick from Buffalo in return

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL -- The Canadiens traded defenseman Nathan Beaulieu to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday in return for a third-round pick -- 68th overall -- at the 2017 NHL Draft.

Beaulieu completed his fifth season with the Canadiens in 2016-17.

A former first-round pick from 2011, the 24-year-old rearguard registered four goals and 24 assists in 74 games during his most recent campaign. He also took part in five playoff games, picking up an assist with a minus-3 differential duyring the postseason.

With Buffalo's pick, the Habs now hold six picks heading into this month's draft.

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