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Capitals Trade Eller to Colorado

The legend is moving on.

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Per Pierre LeBrun, the Caps have made another move...

UPDATE: Confirmed by the team. Caps will retain 31% of Eller’s salary in the trade, and receive a second-round pick in 2025 from Colorado in return.

Here’s more from the team:

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals have acquired a second-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft from the Colorado Avalanche for forward Lars Eller, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The Capitals will retain 31 percent of Eller’s salary as part of the trade.

The Capitals own 22 total picks in the next three drafts. Washington currently has five picks in the 2023 NHL Draft, eight picks in the 2024 NHL Draft and nine picks in the 2025 NHL Draft. Washington owns their first, second, fourth, fifth and seventh-round picks in 2023; their first, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh-round picks in 2024, as well as Boston’s third-round pick and Minnesota’s third-round pick in 2024; and their first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh-round picks in 2025, as well as Colorado’s second-round pick and Boston’s second-round pick in 2025.

Eller, 33, has recorded 16 points (7g, 9a) in 60 games with the Capitals this season. Eller, who won the Stanley Cup with the Capitals in 2018, has registered 364 points (160g, 204a) in 930 career games with Washington, Montreal and St. Louis.