Capitals trade Stephenson to Vegas Knights
The Washington Capitals have traded Chandler Stephenson to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a 2021 fifth round draft pick. The Capitals needed salary cap room and Stephson’s production has been down.
The Capitals have had trouble staying under the salary cap all season.
Stephenson has provided speed for the Caps and helped the Caps win the Stanley Cup in his rookie season. Stephenson has been a fourth line player for the Caps and penalty killer.
Here is the Capitals, press release.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired a fifth round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft from the Vegas Golden Knights for forward Chandler Stephenson, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Stephenson, 25, registered four points (3g, 1a) in 24 games with the Capitals this season. The 6’0″, 208-pound forward has recorded 33 points (14g, 19a) in 168 games with the Capitals. He was drafted by Washington with the Capitals’ third round pick, 77th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.