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The Washington Capitals acquired right-wing Connor Brown from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a 2024 second-round pick on Wednesday, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.
The 28-year-old scored 10 goals, 39 points, 50.26% five-on-five Corsi-for percentage, 48.58% five-on-five expected goals-for percentage, and 48.81% scoring chances-for percentage in 64 games last season.
Brown finished with the most ice time among Ottawa forwards (20:03) last season, including 2:04 on the power-play (sixth) and 2:38 on the penalty-kill (first).
In 444 career NHL games with the Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs, Brown has 90 goals and 216 points. He also has a goal and five points in 20 postseason games.
Brown has one season left on his contract, which carries a $3.6 million cap hit.
He will likely slide in on the third line, replacing Marcus Johansson who is an unsigned free agent.
The Capitals are currently $878,334 over the NHL salary cap so another move may be coming. The team added goaltenders Darcy Kuemper and Charlie Lindgren in addition to center Henrik Borgstrom and defenseman Erik Gustafsson in free agency.
By Harrison Brown