Per Bob McKenzie, the Caps have acquired 6-4, 247-pound left wing Dustin Penner from Anaheim for a fourth-round pick in 2014. The 31-year-old Penner, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, has 13 goals and 19 assists in 49 games for the Ducks this season.
Via the team:
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired forward Dustin Penner from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Anaheim’s fourth round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, previously acquired by Washington, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Penner, 31, is a 10-year NHL veteran who has played for the Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim. The 6’4’’, 247-pound forward has appeared in 571 career NHL games, recording 307 points (150 goals, 157 assists) and 352 penalty minutes. In addition, Penner has collected 35 points (13 goals, 22 assists) and 58 penalty minutes in 78 career playoff games. Penner won the Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007 and with the Kings in 2012.
This season, Penner has recorded 32 points (13 goals, 19 assists) and 28 penalty minutes while playing in 49 games for the Ducks. The Winkler, Manitoba native ranked fifth on the team in goals, sixth in points and assists and tied for fifth in plus/minus (22).
Penner will wear jersey No. 17 with Washington.
What they're saying:
Penner isn't a defenseman and that's what the Caps need... doesn't mean they shouldn't also try to get better elsewhere. Good trade.— JapersRink (@JapersRink) March 4, 2014
Dustin Penner's a decent possession player who faces tough QoC and spends 80% of his 5v5 time with Perry/Getzlaf http://t.co/6nGozQZ2J5— Extra Skater (@ExtraSkater) March 4, 2014
@TSNBobMcKenzie Perfect. Big lazy guy on big lazy team.— steve simmons (@simmonssteve) March 4, 2014