The Los Angeles Kings traded forward Carl Hagelin to the Washington Capitals for a third round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and a conditional sixth round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.
Hagelin, 30, scored five points (1 Goal, 5 Assists) in 22 games for the Kings this season. On Nov. 14, 2018, the Swede was traded to the Kings from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Tanner Pearson.
Hagelin was drafted by the New York Rangers in the sixth-round (168th overall) in the 2007 NHL Draft. He played 526 career games with the New York Rangers, Anaheim Ducks, Penguins and Kings and scored 230 points ( 90 goals, 140 assists) As a member of the Penguins in 2016 and 2017, Hagelin won two Stanley Cups and played 121 total playoff games. The playoff career total is 47 points (22 goals, 25 assists) and totaled 216:42 minutes of penalty kill time. With a $3.5 million cap hit, the Kings will be retaining 50 percent of his salary for the Capitals limited cap space. Yesterday, the Capitals waived Devante Smith-Pelly to clear $1 million cap space to execute this trade.
“We felt this trade enables us to add depth up front and provides us with a veteran player with a tremendous amount of speed to help us on the penalty kill.” according to senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan. The Stanley Cup winning Capitals hope to make a repeat with an experienced and well-balance player like Hagelin.
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