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P.K. Subban traded to Nashville Predators for Shea Weber

WATCH ABOVE: Montrealers are devastated after finding out fan favourite P.K. Subban has been traded to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber. Global's Felicia Parrillo reports.

MONTREAL – Star Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban has been traded to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber.

WATCH: P.K. Subban thanks Canadiens fans for their support
PK Subban thanks Canadiens’ fans on Twitter
PK Subban thanks Canadiens’ fans on Twitter

“P.K. Subban is a special and very talented player,” said Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin in a press release.

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WATCH BELOW: Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin addresses the trade

“He provided the Canadiens organization with strong performances on the ice and generous commitment in the community. I wish him the best of luck with the Predators.”

READ MORE: Pacioretty, Subban say there’s no rift in Canadiens dressing room

This comes just days after the GM insisted he wasn’t “shopping” Subban.

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“When a GM calls me I don’t know who he’s calling me about so I answer the phone,” he had said.

“Yes, I’ve received calls on P.K., but I’m not shopping P.K. Subban. I can tell you that.”

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WATCH BELOW: Subban’s time in Montreal

READ MORE: Montreal Canadiens GM insists he’s not shopping Subban

Shea Weber, 30, played in 78 of the Nashville Predators’ 82 games in the 2015-16 season.

He scored 20 goals and had 31 assists.

The former Nashville Predator captain (2010 to 2016) has played a total of 763 regular NHL season games.

Subban, 27, was a fan favourite, having most recently signed on to host a Just For Laughs gala on Aug 1.

The Toronto native had six years remaining on his contract and scored six goals with 45 assists in the 68 games he played during the 2015-16 season.

WATCH: Nashville Predators GM David Poile is a big fan of Subban’s style of play.
Nashville Predators excited about adding PK Subban in trade for Shea Weber
Nashville Predators excited about adding PK Subban in trade for Shea Weber

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He was also applauded for donating $10 million to the Montreal Children’s Hospital over seven years.