The Washington Capitals have traded defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for the Arizona Coyotes’ 2021 third-round draft pick. The Devils acquired the pick in the Taylor Hall trade.
The New Jersey Devils get a solid defensive defenseman who can be part of their future plans, and the Capitals get a pretty decent draft pick in return. The trade also allowed Washington to shed $800k in cap space, a potentially important move with the trade deadline approaching tomorrow.
Jonas Siegenthaler, traded to NJ**, has barely played this season but put up crazy defensive results in a 3rd pairing role in his previous two seasons with the Capitals. High-upside pickup by a team that could really use one. #NJDevils pic.twitter.com/s7Tbxx2KMt— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) April 11, 2021
Full statement from the Capitals:
The Washington Capitals have acquired Arizona’s third-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft from the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
With the trade, the Capitals now have seven picks in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. Washington owns their first, second, fourth, fifth and sixth-round picks, as well as Arizona’s third-round pick and Vegas’ fifth-round pick.
Siegenthaler, 23, has appeared in seven games with the Capitals this season. The 6’3”, 211-pound defenseman has recorded 13 points (2g, 11a) in 97 career games with the Capitals. He was drafted by Washington with the Capitals’ second-round pick, 57th overall, in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Good luck in New Jersey, Siegs!