The Washington Capitals have claimed left-handed defenseman Dennis Cholowski off of waivers. Cholowski was placed on waivers by the Seattle Kraken on Wednesday. The Capitals also re-assigned Beck Malenstyn to AHL Hershey in order to make room for Cholowski on their 23-man roster.
WASH claims Cholowski
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 14, 2021
Cholowski, 23, carries a $900,000 salary. He was the 20th overall pick in the 2016 NHL draft and started the year on the injured/non-roster list with Seattle.
Dennis Cholowski, reportedly selected by SEA, is a depth LD who has struggled in his young career and had his minutes and role cut significantly by the Red Wings this season. #SeaKraken pic.twitter.com/ORGHUQNKkB
— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) July 21, 2021
The Capitals now have four left-handed defensemen on their 23-man roster: Dmitry Orlov, Martin Fehervary, Matt Irwin and Dennis Cholowski. They now have eight defensemen, 13 forwards and two goaltenders on the roster.
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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have claimed defenseman Dennis Cholowski off waivers from the Seattle Kraken and loaned forward Beck Malenstyn to the Hershey Bears (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Cholowski, 23, was previously selected by Seattle in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft from the Detroit Red Wings. Cholowski was selected by Detroit in the first round, 20thoverall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.
The 6’2″, 197-pound defenseman appeared in 16 games for Detroit last season, recording three points (1g, 2a).
In 104 career games with Detroit, the Langley, British Columbia, native has 27 points (10g, 17a).
In 69 career games in the AHL with the Grand Rapids Griffins, Cholowski has 35 points (6g, 29a), including 10 points (3g, 7a) in 13 games last season.
Malenstyn, 23, missed the 2020-21 season due to injury. In 120 career games with the Hershey Bears, the 6’3″, 200-pound forward has recorded 31 points (14g, 17a).
By Jon Sorensen