We thought things would be relatively slow this summer for the Capitals. They had a few deals to negotiate but we had the sense that there would be no big changes to the roster. That is true, for the most part; however, the Caps did sign a slew of new players and the dust has yet to settle on who will be on the ice come October. Here is the run down-so far and our best guess of impact to the Caps: Continue reading “Capitals Build for the Future Through Contracts this Summer”
It’s official- the LA Kings have sent forward Carl Hagelin from the Los Angeles to the Capitals for a third round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and a conditional sixth round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, according to senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan.
Rumors began floating Wednesday night that a deal was in the works. This on the heels of the Capitals placing Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers. Earlier rumors had him going to the Sabres – one way or another Hagelin was leaving LA. He was out with an lower-body injury earlier in the season and his performance has not been the best for him so far. He brings speed to the Caps game, but it remains to be seen how his position will improve the overall scoring advantage for the Caps in the months ahead.
Further details provided by the Caps included:
Hagelin, 30, a native of Sodertalje, Sweden, recorded five points (1g, 4a) in 22 games with the Kings this season. Prior to being acquired by Los Angeles on Nov. 14, 2018, Hagelin recorded three points (1g, 2a) in 16 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 5’11”, 186-pound forward’s 53.38 shot attempt percentage (245 shot attempts for, 214 against) ranked second on Los Angeles at five-on-five. Additionally, Hagelin’s
In 526 career games between the New York Rangers, Anaheim Ducks, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, Hagelin has collected 230 points (90g, 140a). Selected with the Rangers’ sixth round pick (168
A two-time Stanley Cup winner (2016 and 2017), Hagelin has 47 points (22g, 25a) in 121 career playoff games, which is tied with Alex Ovechkin for the second-most playoff games among the Capitals (Orpik: 149) and tied for the 12