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On Tuesday, Anaheim acquired center Mathieu Perreault from the Washington Capitals. In exchange, the Capitals received left wing John Mitchell and a fourth-round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
"It was a little bit of a shock, but I'm very excited to get a chance to come to this organization," said Perreault. "Things were good in Washington, but I feel like this will be a good fit for me."
Perreault played under coach Bruce Boudreau, so he certainly knows what to expect.
The 25 year old has appeared in 159 career NHL games with Washington, scoring 33 goals and 70 points. Perreault is very good in the face off circle, something the Ducks could use, having won over half of his faceoff attempts in each of his first two full NHL seasons, going a combined 397-for-776 (51.2) since 2011-12.
"Adding a young, quality center to the mix makes us that much deeper," said Ducks GM Bob Murray about the latest acquisition. "I thought ...
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Carrying the Olympic torch can be one of the biggest honors in an athlete’s career, and Alex Ovechkin finally had his chance to shine.
The torch began its 123-day journey to Sochi in Olympia, Greece on Sunday and Ovechkin missed his team’s final preseason game to do the honors of being the first Russian to carry the torch after it was lit. The winger arrived back in Washington...
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The Olympic torch for Sochi 2014 is lit on Sunday during a ceremony in ancient Olympia in Greece. The president of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Organising Committee says the event is 'very symbolic for Russia'. The flame is ignited by actress Ino Menegaki and is passed on to Alpine skier Ioannis Antoniou, and then Russian NHL star Alex Ovechkin. The ceremony...
It looks like Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray wasn't quite sure if the team he was about to send into battle for the 2013-14 season was quite right. Instead of waiting to find out he pulled the trigger on an 11th hour deal that instantly improves his club.
The Washington Capitals sent Mathieu Perreault to the Ducks in exchange for Anaheimâs fourth-round pick in 2014 and...
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2012-13: 27-18-3-57 3rd in the East. Lost in Conference Quarter Finals 4-3 vs. New York Rangers.
Key Additions: C Mikhail Grabovski, D Tyson Strachan
Key Losses: C Mike Ribeiro, D...
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired a fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Draft and forward John Mitchell from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Mathieu Perreault, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Mitchell will report to Hershey.
Mitchell, 27, collected 14 points (10 goals, 4 assists) and 48 penalty minutes in 61...
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Sunday night, the Washington Capitals finally addressed an elephant in the room when they traded center Mathieu Perreault to the Anaheim Ducks for minor leaguer John Mitchell and a fourth-round pick in this year’s draft. With the move, the Capitals are now at 23 players on the NHL roster and seem to have their opening night 23-man...
We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects.
Today, we take a look at the Washington Capitals.
By: Ken Will (@PensNation_Ken)
2013 Season: 27-18-3, 57 pts (1st Southeast Division, 3rd Eastern Conference)
Alex Ovechkin will have some extra motivation this year with the Olympic games in Sochi, Russia...
The Washington Capitals opened their 2013-2014 season with a high-scoring, gut-wrenching loss to the Chicago Blackhawks by the score of 6-4. The Caps were able to stick with the defending Stanley Cup champs, even taking the lead for a couple minutes in the third, but weren't able to cash in on a late two-man advantage to force overtime. The 8:00 game was delayed 30 minutes...
The Washington Capitals' spirit squad launched their brand new web page Monday, introducing fans to the 2013-2014 squad of lovely ladies with a slew of photos from their July 2013 auditions to their most recent team photos.
We may not have a government today, but we do have hockey. The 2013-2014 NHL season (a full one!) kicks off tonight with three games, the headliner being the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks taking on the Washington Capitals. and what better way to celebrate than with a goosebump-inducing montage of some of last season’s highlights? Enjoy, and start sharpening those blades…puck...
On Sunday, Anaheim acquired centre Mathieu Perreault from Washington in exchange for AHL-player John Mitchell and a fourth-round pick in the 2014 draft.
With the Capitals stuck between the fiery axe of the looming roster deadline and a piece of NHL legislation that meant budding star Tom Wilson would either have to be assigned a place at the top table (meaning valuable cap space...
By Dylan Howlett (@DylanHowlett)
There was a point in 2013 when the Washington Capitals, once destined to be card-carrying members of the NHL’s uppermost echelon, teetered on mediocrity’s doorstep.
It was Feb. 27, and the Caps were the Eastern Conference’s cellar dweller. A 15-game stumble in a truncated 48-game season was enough cause for alarm, particularly for a team that...
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The Anaheim Ducks have acquired Mathieu Perreault from the Washington Capitals for John Mitchell and a fourth-round pick in 2014. Mitchell attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he played four seasons of college hockey with the NCAA Division I Wisconsin Badgers. Undrafted in the NHL, Mitchell signed with the Syracuse Crunch prior to the 2010-2011 season, recording...
Mikhail Grabovski was on target three times in his Capitals debut. Thank you Nonis. (AP)
On the day the Federal Government shut down because of bickering in Congress, it was immediately apparent that the defenisve corps of the Washington Capitals was apparently a federally funded entity. In Chicago, Illinois to open their season against the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks,...