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Capitals trade Stephenson to Golden Knights for 5th-rounder


Capitals commerce Stephenson to Golden Knights for Fifth-rounder

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington Capitals traded ahead Chandler Stephenson to the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2021 fifth-round choose.

Washington wanted to shed wage and selected Travis Boyd over Stephenson, who they dealt reasonably than danger shedding him on waivers. The groups introduced the transfer Monday evening after Vegas performed on the New York Rangers.

Stephenson, 25, helped the Capitals win the Stanley Cup in 2018 and is now in his third full NHL season. An wonderful participant on the defensive finish and on the penalty kill, Stephenson has three objectives and an help in 24 video games this season.

Vegas president of hockey operations George McPhee was Washington’s basic manger when it drafted Stephenson within the third spherical in 2012. He provides the Golden Knights some further depth as they try and make the playoffs for the third time in three seasons of existence.

Winger Carl Hagelin’s return from long-term damage prompted the wage cap-strapped Capitals to make a transfer. Team brass felt Boyd earned the chance to stay round within the NHL primarily based on his play since being referred to as up from the minors.



Boyd, 26, has a purpose and 6 assists in 13 video games with the Capitals this season.

“He’s better than he was last year, in my mind,” basic supervisor Brian MacLellan mentioned. “Offensive zone, he’s controlled the play a little bit better. I think he’s always been pretty good in the offensive zone, but he’s winning more battles, he’s creating off the cycle. I think he’s done a great job for us this year.”

The additions of Hagelin, free agent signings Brendan Leipsic, Garnet Hathaway and Richard Panik made Washington really feel ok about its penalty-kill personnel to commerce Stephenson, a longtime favourite of coach Todd Reirden for his essentially sound play.

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Follow AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SWhyno

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