Garnet Hathaway Inks Two-year Deal With Flyers, Joins List of Former Capitals in Metropolitan Division

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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.

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.

The Capitals added veteran forward Max Pacioretty on the free agent market, alongside a trade for defenseman Joel Edmundson on the opening of the free agent market.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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2 Responses to Garnet Hathaway Inks Two-year Deal With Flyers, Joins List of Former Capitals in Metropolitan Division

  1. GRin430 says:

    I love Hathaway, but that’s a lot of money for a 4RW…

  2. hockeydruid says:

    There must have been a bidding war for Hathaway. Wonder if the Pens also wanted him?.

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