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Capitals Trade Marcus Johansson to New Jersey

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Washington clears cap space by moving the Swedish winger

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Per the team, the Caps have traded Marcus Johansson to the New Jersey Devils:

Via the team:

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired a second round (previously owned by Florida) and third round (previously owned by Toronto) picks from the New Jersey Devils in the 2018 NHL Draft in exchange for forward Marcus Johansson, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Johansson, 26, registered 58 points (24 goals, 34 assists) in 82 games with the Capitals last season. The 6’1”, 209-pound forward has earned 290 points (102 goals, 188 assists) in 501 career NHL games with the Capitals. He was drafted by Washington in the first round, 24th overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft.

More on this later, but in the meantime here’s our season review of Johansson’s 2016-17.