Kraken Reclaim Cholowski Off Waivers From Capitals

Photo: The Seattle Times

The Seattle Kraken announced on Wednesday that the team reclaimed defenseman Dennis Cholowski off of waivers after the Washington Capitals claimed him on October 12. The Kraken had first dibs on the 23-year-old since they waived him in the first place.

He was sent down to the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers.

Cholowski has earned an assist, a -4 rating, a team-worst 40.83% five-on-five Corsi-for percentage, and a team-low 41.26% five-on-five expected goals-for percentage in seven games this season. Cholowski, who averaged 13:35 per game (including 41 seconds on the power play) with the Capitals, did not gotten much opportunity but did not taken advantage of it either.

Cholowski, who had not appeared in a game since the Capitals’ 3-2 overtime win over the Ottawa Senators on January 22, was picked in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft from the Detroit Red Wings by the Kraken and has 10 goals, 28 points, and a -51 rating in 111 career NHL games with the Red Wings and Capitals.

The Capitals recalled right-wing Brett Leason from the AHL’s Hershey Bears with an extra spot on the 23-man NHL roster.

The Kraken visit the Capitals on Saturday, March 5.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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