Capitals Acquire Hagelin Before the Deadline

The Washington Capitals have acquired forward Carl Hagelin from the Los Angeles Kings for a 2019 3rd round pick and a Conditional 2020 6th round pick.

 

With this trade the Kings will also retain 50 percent of Hagelin’s salary for the remainder of this season.

 

As for the conditions of the sixth round pick in 2020, we’ll let Pierre LeBrun explain it:

 

This move comes after the news that forward Devante Smith-Pelly cleared waivers.

 

With this trade the Capitals acquire a  etran depth forward who has speed, is defensively responsible, a great penalty killer, and a solid point producer in the playoffs.

 

Per Head Coach Todd Reirden, Hagelin is not expected to play tonight and will make his Capitals debut this Saturday in Buffalo.

 

This is a solid trade for the Capitals. They are getting a player they have seen a lot of and knows how to contribute in the playoffs and win a Stanley Cup.

 

What are your thoughts on the Capitals acquiring Carl Hagelin? Tell us in the comments below.

 

*Feature photo by AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

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