So far this off season the Washington Capitals have made two moves in order to replace the hurt Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson. Both of which are expected to play again later in the season, but will miss the majority as they heal.
The first of the moves that Capitals General Manager Brian Maclellan made was to trade for Connor Brown from the Ottawa Senators for a 2024 Second Round Pick
|Washington Capitals||Ottawa Senators|
|Connor Brown||2024 Second Round Pick (WSH)|
Brown becomes an unrestricted free agent after this season, but the winger will add more depth replacing Tom Wilson.
The former Senator had 39 points in 64 games last season.
Brown is also able to play on the penalty kill, which defiantly brings more value and depth to the Capital’s special teams.
The second forward addition that was made to the team was the free agent signing of Dylan Strome for $3.5M on a one year contract.
The former Blackhawk was not given a qualifying offer from his former team, which meant that he was an unrestricted free agent. Strome had 48 points in 69 games, 22 of which were goals.
Strome is able to play as a Center or a Left Wing which means that he is able to replace Backstrom in the top six, and then shift over to Left Wing on his return later in the season. The former third overall pick looks create more opportunity for himself on a stronger team.
Ironically, both Brown and Strome were once teammates with one another during there time in Erie. Both of which look to recreate success in contract years with the Capitals this season.
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