Capitals trade for Winnik

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Forward Daniel Winnik traded to Washington
Winnik heading to Washington

The Toronto Maple Leafs continued their garage sale leading into the trade deadline tomorrow by trading forward Daniel Winnik and a fifth-round pick to the Washington Capitals for Brooks Laich, Connor Carrick and a second-round pick. None of the two teams will have to retain salaries.

Winnik with the Maple Leafs played in 56 games recording 4 goals and 10 assists. He was also a minus -3.


Winnik was acquired by the Leafs last year from the Anaheim Ducks.

“Daniel is a versatile player who plays with grit and can be used in all situations,” said Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan. “This move enables us to add some depth to our forward group and balances our lineup. We would like to thank Brooks for all of his contributions to our organization over the past 10 years. Brooks is a true professional and we wish him all the best in the future.”

Laich, 32, played 11 seasons with the Capitals. In 2015-2016, he recorded 1 goal and six assists playing mainly on a fourth line in Washington. He was also a minus -7. In 743 NHL regular season games Laich scored 133 goals, 191 assists for 324 points.

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