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The Washington Capitals Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian MacLellan issued the following statement today on Nate Schmidt, who was selected by the Las Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL Expansion Draft.
“We want to thank Nate for his contributions to our organization the past four seasons and wish him all the best in Vegas. We feel we have a young group of up-and-coming defensemen who will now have an opportunity in Washington and are ready to make the jump with our club.”
Nate Schmidt took to Twitter late Wednesday night to thank everyone in Washington:
Thank you to the @Capitals, my teammates, and to everyone that has given me an incredible amount of support. I really appreciate it!
— Nate Schmidt (@nateschmidt29) June 22, 2017