When the Montreal Canadiens traded Max Domi and a third-round pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Josh Anderson this week, the general consensus was that both teams filled a need. The Blue Jackets got a second-line centre to play behind Pierre-Luc Dubois while the Canadiens acquired a big winger to complement their smaller forward corp.

But both players were restricted free agents, meaning the full scope of the trade wasn’t clear when it was announced. Now that they have signed their contracts, things look a little more puzzling from the Canadiens’ perspective.

To better understand how the Canadiens value Anderson, here are some comparable contracts.

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