Capitals acquire Rasmus Sandin from Maple Leafs as teams make multiple deals
The Washington Capitals acquired Rasmus Sandin from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday in exchange for fellow defenseman Erik Gustafsson and a first-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft.
The first-round selection is the pick Washington acquired from the Boston Bruins in the trade involving defenseman Dmitry Orlov on Thursday.
Sandin, 22, has recorded career-high totals in assists (16) and points (20) in 52 games this season. He is playing in the first season of a two-year, $2.8 million contract.
Sandin has 48 points (10 goals, 38 assists) in 140 career games since being selected by the Maple Leafs with the 29th overall pick of the 2018 NHL Draft.
Gustafsson, 30, has 38 points (seven goals, 31 assists) in 61 games this season.
He has totaled 187 points (39 goals, 148 assists) in 370 career games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers and Capitals.
Leafs send Pierre Engvall to Isles
The New York Islanders acquired forward Pierre Engvall from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft.
The trade was the second of the day for the Maple Leafs. They sent Rasmus Sandin to the Washington Capitals for fellow defenseman Erik Gustafsson and a first-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft.
Engvall, 26, has recorded 21 points (12 goals, nine assists) in 58 games this season.
He totaled 83 points (42 goals, 41 assists) in 226 career games since being selected by the Maple Leafs in the seventh round of the 2014 NHL Draft.
Wild acquire Marcus Johansson from Caps
The Minnesota Wild acquired forward Marcus Johansson from the Washington Capitals on Tuesday in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft.
Johansson, 32, has recorded 28 points (13 goals, 15 assists) in 60 games this season. The pending unrestricted free agent was traded to Washington prior to last year’s deadline by the Seattle Kraken.
Johansson will be embarking on his second stint with the Wild. He had 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 36 games with the club during the 2020-21 season.
Johansson has totaled 435 points (157 goals, 278 assists) in 813 career games with the Capitals, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Wild and Kraken. He was selected by Washington with the 24th overall pick of the 2009 NHL Draft.
–Field Level Media