Vancouver Canucks centre Michael Chaput (45) fights for control of the puck with Montreal Canadiens defenceman Nathan Beaulieu (28) during first period NHL action in Vancouver on March 7, 2017. The Montreal Canadiens traded defenceman Nathan Beaulieu to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.Beaulieu had 28 points (4-24) in 74 games last season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadiens send Beaulieu to Sabres for pick

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens traded defenceman Nathan Beaulieu to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Beaulieu had 28 points (4-24) in 74 games last season.

He added one assist in five playoff games.

The 24-year-old Strathroy, Ont., native was drafted by the Canadiens in 2011 with the 17th overall pick.

In 225 career regular-season games, Beaulieu has 60 points (7-53) and 152 penalty minutes.

The Canadian Press

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