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With their chances at the Stanley Cup Playoffs dim, and struggles continuing to mount, the Washington Capitals dealt away a number of longtime veteran, pending unrestricted free agents. Among them was right wing Garnet Hathaway.
In the closing hours of the first day of free agency, Hathaway signed a two-year, $.4.75 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.
DONE DEAL: We have signed forward Garnet Hathaway to a two-year, $4.75 million contract ($2.375 million AAV). https://t.co/GDwZxzvweg
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 2, 2023
Hathaway was dealt to the Boston Bruins along with defenseman Dmitry Orlov prior to the 2023 Trade Deadline, after spending nearly four seasons in a Capitals sweater. The hard-nosed forward was a key cog on Washington’s fourth-line, and in 25 games played with Boston following the trade, recorded six points. In Washington, Hathaway played in 257 games, recording 76 Points and 254 Penalty Minutes.
Hathaway will join all of his former Capitals teammates (with the exception of Marcus Johansson) dealt by the Caps in a new Metropolitan Division sweater. Orlov signed a two-year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes, Lars Eller a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Erik Gustafsson inked a deal to join his former Capitals coach Peter Laviolette with the New York Rangers.
By Michael Fleetwood