MONTREAL (AP) _ The Montreal Canadiens have traded captain Vincent Damphousse to San Jose, the Sharks confirmed Tuesday.

Damphousse, who becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1, had 12 goals and 24 assists in 65 games this season. But the veteran is still considered a talented faceoff man and defensive forward.

According to a Sharks official, Montreal will receive second- and fifth-round draft picks in this year's draft.