TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that the Capitals have acquired left-shooting Dustin Penner from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a 4th round pick.
Penner is a big, net-crashing forward with 13 goals and 19 assists in 49 games. He carries a $2MM cap hit through the end of this season. He also has the third highest PDO (a proxy for unsustainable luck) in the league.
And, oh yeah, he’s most famous for injuring his back while eating pancakes. Today is National Pancake Day. You can’t make this $#!& up.
The Capitals are now over the salary cap. More to come.
4th round pick Anaheim got for Penner was the one they sent to #Caps in Perreault trade back in Sept.
— Katie Carrera (@kcarrera) March 4, 2014
Penner fills a need on left side of top six, but obviously there are other needs still pressing with 24.5 hours left til deadline. #Caps
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) March 4, 2014
Dustin Penner will wear No. 17 for the #Caps, who just confirmed the trade.
— Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) March 4, 2014
From the Caps:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 4, 2014
Capitals Acquire Dustin Penner from the Anaheim Ducks
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired forward Dustin Penner from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Anaheim’s fourth round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, previously acquired by Washington, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Penner, 31, is a 10-year NHL veteran who has played for the Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim. The 6’4’’, 247-pound forward has appeared in 571 career NHL games, recording 307 points (150 goals, 157 assists) and 352 penalty minutes. In addition, Penner has collected 35 points (13 goals, 22 assists) and 58 penalty minutes in 78 career playoff games. Penner won the Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007 and with the Kings in 2012.
This season, Penner has recorded 32 points (13 goals, 19 assists) and 28 penalty minutes while playing in 49 games for the Ducks. The Winkler, Manitoba native ranked fifth on the team in goals, sixth in points and assists and tied for fifth in plus/minus (22).
Penner will wear jersey No. 17 with Washington.
Correction: Penner was with the Ducks most recently, not the Kings. You can totally blame that on hockey-reference.com though.