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Sport Capitals trade Stephenson to Golden Knights for 5th-rounder

01:30  04 december  2019
01:30  04 december  2019 Source:   ap.org

Capitals-Ducks melee: Garnet Hathaway spits at Erik Gudbranson, receives match penalty

  Capitals-Ducks melee: Garnet Hathaway spits at Erik Gudbranson, receives match penalty During melee after Brendan Leispic hit and Chandler Stephenson goal, Capitals' Garnet Hathaway spits at Ducks' Erik Gunbranson and gets match penalty.In the ensuing scrum, Capitals forward Garnet Hathaway violated hockey decorum by spitting at a Ducks player, leading to an ejection.

The Capitals have announced that they have traded forward Chandler Stephenson to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a fifth round pick in 2021. Update, 10:20 PM: The Capitals have confirmed the details of the trade , earlier announced by Elliotte Friedman.

Capitals trade Chandler Stephenson to Golden Knights for 2021 fifth- round pick. Washington Capitals center Chandler Stephenson was This is the first trade between current Vegas president George McPhee and the Capitals since McPhee joined the expansion Golden Knights in 2016.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals traded forward Chandler Stephenson to the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2021 fifth-round pick.

Washington Capitals center Chandler Stephenson (18), and defenseman Radko Gudas (33), from the Czech Republic, guard against Vancouver Canucks center Tyler Graovac (44) and left wing Tanner Pearson (70) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)© Provided by Associated Press Washington Capitals center Chandler Stephenson (18), and defenseman Radko Gudas (33), from the Czech Republic, guard against Vancouver Canucks center Tyler Graovac (44) and left wing Tanner Pearson (70) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)

Washington needed to shed salary and chose Travis Boyd over Stephenson, who they dealt rather than risk losing him on waivers. The teams announced the move Monday night after Vegas played at the New York Rangers.

Fights of the 2019-20 NHL season

  Fights of the 2019-20 NHL season During melee after Brendan Leispic hit and Chandler Stephenson goal, Capitals' Garnet Hathaway spits at Ducks' Erik Gunbranson and gets match penalty.

Short on depth at forward, the Golden Knights added Washington’s Chandler Stephenson via trade following their 4-1 victory Stephenson was drafted by Washington in the third round in 2012 while Knights president of hockey operations George McPhee was the general manager in Washington.

Chandler Stephenson was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday by the Washington Capitals for a fifth- round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. Selected by Washington in the third round (No. 77) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Stephenson had seven points (two goals, five assists) and a plus-3 rating

Stephenson, 25, helped the Capitals win the Stanley Cup in 2018 and is now in his third full NHL season. An excellent player on the defensive end and on the penalty kill, Stephenson has three goals and an assist in 24 games this season.

Vegas president of hockey operations George McPhee was Washington’s general manger when it drafted Stephenson in the third round in 2012. He gives the Golden Knights some additional depth as they attempt to make the playoffs for the third time in three seasons of existence.

Winger Carl Hagelin’s return from long-term injury prompted the salary cap-strapped Capitals to make a move. Team brass felt Boyd earned the opportunity to stick around in the NHL based on his play since being called up from the minors.

Capitals brace for Hathaway to be suspended for spitting

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(Vegas Golden Knights ). LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- After roughing up the Rangers on the road, not only did the Vegas Golden Knights acquire two points, they acquired a new player. Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced the team traded a 2021 5 th round pick to the

The Washington Capitals traded forward Chandler Stephenson to the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2021 fifth- round pick. Vegas president of hockey operations George McPhee was Washington's general manger when it drafted Stephenson in the third round in 2012.

Boyd, 26, has a goal and six assists in 13 games with the Capitals this season.

“He's better than he was last year, in my mind,” general manager Brian MacLellan said. “Offensive zone, he's controlled the play a little bit better. I think he's always been pretty good in the offensive zone, but he's winning more battles, he's creating off the cycle. I think he's done a great job for us this year."

The additions of Hagelin, free agent signings Brendan Leipsic, Garnet Hathaway and Richard Panik made Washington feel good enough about its penalty-kill personnel to trade Stephenson, a longtime favorite of coach Todd Reirden for his fundamentally sound play.

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