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Caps land defenseman Brenden Dillon from Sharks

Mike Armenti   ·   18 février 2020
With Monday's NHL trade deadline fast approaching, teams are beginning to dive in early and make moves to address organizational needs ahead of time, as we saw with the Penguins' acquisition of winger Jason Zucker, the Lightning's move for Blake Coleman and, most recently, the deals in which the Canucks landed Tyler Toffoli and the Jets nabbed Dylan DeMelo, respectively.

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Well, now we have another big move to announce, as the Washington Capitals have solidified their blueline by acquiring 29-year-old San Jose Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon in exchange for a 2020 2nd rounder (COL) and a conditional 2021 third rounder.

In order to push the deal through, San Jose has agreed to retain 50% of both Dillon's salary and cap hit ($3.27M AAV). Dillon is set to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2019-20 season.



Though Dillon was noticeably upset - during a recent interview - at the thought of having to leave his teammates in San Jose behind with the deadline approaching, he can now take some solace in knowing that he will now have the chance to compete for a Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals.

Dillon will be an impact player for the Caps in pursuit of another championship in 2020, and Capitals GM Brian MacLellan is not underselling just how much the team values what he brings to the team.

"Brenden is an experienced defenseman who plays a solid defensive game with a high compete level and physicality," said MacLellan. "We felt it was important for us to add a player of his caliber to our defensive group."

In 59 games in San Jose this season, Dillon has registered a goal and 13 assists and also led the team in hits with 178. The Caps are going to love this player.
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What was the first radio station in Canada?
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CKAC - MONTREAL
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Which scenario would you prefer if the NHL season restart?
END OF REGULAR SEASON + PLAYOFFS
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IMMEDIATELY PLAYOFFS WITH MORE TEAMS
IT'S BETTER TO CANCEL THE SEASON