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Player Traded to Vegas

Published March 5, 2024 at 7:07 PM

As the upcoming NHL trade deadline approaches, the Washington Capitals seem to be ahead of the game. It has been announced that Anthony Mantha has been officially traded to the Vegas Golden Knights, ending his 3 year stay in D.C. Return remains to be unpublic knowledge.

Before the current season, Mantha was struggling to stay consistent across the board with his performance for the team. That all changed when he turned his stats around by scoring 20 goals with 14 assists for a total of 34 points in 56 games. He will be an unrestricted free agent as of July this year.

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Mantha joined the Capitals during the 2021 trade deadline. He was traded for Jakub Vrana. After struggling to perform, head coach Spencer Carbery gave Mantha the motivation needed to thrive and make a comeback this year.

Washington is no stranger to making big changes when it comes to trade deadlines, and this year is no exception. The team continues to sell pieces and change the course of their seasons to come. Although it looks like their deals can be hasty, MacLellan assured fans that he would wait for the right price and return, not wanting to trade players for the sake of it.

"It's not, 'Hey, we're going to go out and rent a guy for the playoffs.' We're not in that game. We're here to look for opportunities to find more young players, add more young players to our roster and still compete," MacLellan explained.

"The strategy is the same. We're trying to thread a needle of being competitive and making good trades, and it might go either way on us. Our trade options are for younger, future-type stuff versus older, veteran players."

source: thehockeynews
March 5   |   172 answers
Player Traded to Vegas

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