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Capitals Acquire Connor Brown From Senators, Add Needed Scoring Depth



Capitals forward Connor Brown

ARLINGTON, V.A. — Connor Brown is coming to the Nation’s Capital, as the Washington Capitals have acquired the Ottawa Senators forward in exchange for their 2024 second-round pick.

The 6-0, 181-pound right wing is coming off a strong season where he had 10 goals and 29 assists in 64 games. He has one year remaining on his contract that has a cap hit of $3.6 million.

Brown is a versatile forward who can play several different roles and be aggressive on the forecheck. He can also make plays, score goals and put up production. He plays the game with a lot of speed, has a strong shot and makes smart passes and plays, and he’s also not afraid to go hard in puck battles.

The 28-year-old can also play key roles on special teams, make smart passes and log time on the power play and penalty kill. Last season, Brown led all Senators forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:38) and also averaged over two minutes per game on the man advantage.

Over the course of his six seasons in the Show, he has hit the 20-goal mark twice in his career and also established a career-high of 21 back in 2020-21.

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The deal is a big win for Washington, who has been very busy to open free agency. To open the season, the Capitals will be without Nicklas Backstrom, Tom Wilson and possibly Carl Hagelin. Brown gives them another top-6 forward option and penalty killer.

Washington also added Henrik Borgstrom, Erik Gustafsson, Darcy Kuemper and Charlie Lindgren to the mix on Wednesday. The team also brought back Matt Irwin.

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