By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Washington Capitals acquired forward Carl Hagelin in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday. In exchange for Hagelin, the Kings are receiving a 2019 third-round draft pick.
The team is also receiving a conditional sixth-round draft pick in 2020.
“We are pleased to welcome Carl to our organization,” Capitals Senior Vice President and GM Brian MacLellan said. “We felt this trade enables us to add depth up front and provide us with a veteran player with a tremendous amount of speed to help us on the penalty kill.”
The 30-year-old Sodertalje, Sweden native was traded for the second-time this season. He was acquired by the Kings in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
This is his fourth trade of his career. He was traded to the Penguins by the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 16, 2016. In exchange, the Ducks received David Perron and Adam Clendening.
He was also traded on June 27th, 2015 when he was traded to the Ducks from the New York Rangers with the Rangers second-round pick (Julius Naatinen) and sixth-round draft pick (Garrett Metcalf) in the 2015 NHL Draft.
The Rangers received Emerson Etem and the Florida Panthers’ second-round pick (Ryan Gropp) in the 2015 NHL Draft.
He last played for the Kings against the Capitals on Feb. 18. He had 13 shifts in the game and played 11 minutes and 20 seconds in the Kings loss.
In 22 games for the Kings, he had one goal and four assists for five points. He also had a -2 +/- and 8 PIM.
In the last six games with Los Angeles, he did not register a single point in 110 shifts. He also had -1 +/- and 2 PIM with eight shots on goal in 80 minutes and 39 seconds.