The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2020 2nd round draft pick, and a conditional 3rd round draft pick in the 2021 Entry Draft. Capitals General Manager Brian MacClellan asserted a dire need for an experienced defenseman with penalty kill prowess. Dillon’s 2:02 minutes per game on the penalty kill ranked third among San Jose blue-liners.
Dillon has one goal and 13 assists in 59 games played with San Jose this season. In 588 career games, the 29-year old is +15, with 553 career penalty minutes. During the 2018-19 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Dillon tallied two assists in 20 games.
The San Jose Sharks will retain 50% of Dillon’s salary.
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nhl.com. (2020). Capitals Acquire Brenden Dillon from San Jose Sharks. Retrieved from https://www.nhl.com/capitals/news/capitals-acquire-brenden-dillon-from-san-jose-sharks/c-315220714.