Canadiens trade Rychel to Flames for Shinkaruk
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The Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames pulled off a minor deal Monday.

Kerby Rychel is heading from the Canadiens to the Flames in exchange for Hunter Shinkaruk, the clubs announced.

The Canadiens signed Shinkaruk, who was a restricted free agent, to a one-year, two-way contract shortly thereafter. The Flames did the same with Rychel, inking him to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000.

Both forwards were selected in the first round of the 2013 draft, with Rychel going 19th to the Columbus Blue Jackets and Shinkaruk selected five picks later by the Vancouver Canucks.

Rychel was traded to the Canadiens by the Toronto Maple Leafs as part of the deadline deal for Tomas Plekanec. Rychel scored a goal and added an assist in four games with Montreal. He spent most of the campaign in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies (with whom he produced 30 points in 55 contests) and the Laval Rocket (12 points in 16 games).

Shinkaruk played in the AHL for the full season, notching 17 goals and 32 points in 63 contests with the Stockton Heat.

Canadiens trade Rychel to Flames for Shinkaruk
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