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The Boston Bruins got forward Garnet Hathaway and defenseman Dmitry Orlov on Thursday in a three-team trade with the Washington Capitals and Minnesota Wild ahead of the NHL’s March 3 due date.
The Capitals obtained Craig Smith, a 2023 first-round choice, 2024 third-round choice and a 2025 second-round choice in the offer.
Washington at first traded Orlov to the Wild in exchange for forward Andrei Svetlakov. The Capitals maintained half of the defenseman’s wage.
The Wild then turned Orlov to the Bruins for a 2023 fifth-round choice. Minnesota kept 25 percent of Orlov’s staying wage because offer.
Hathaway remains in the last year of a four-year, $6 million offer valued at $1.5 million each year.
The 31- year-old, who hails Kennebunkport, Maine, had actually been with the Capitals because 2019 after starting his profession with the Calgary Flames in2015 Through 59 video games this season, the veteran winger has actually notched 9 objectives and 7 helps, consisting of a game-winning tally versus the Bruins on Feb. 11.
Hathaway, a profession bottom-six gamer, has actually notched 54 objectives and 62 helps in 432 video games throughout 8 seasons. While he’s not understood for scoring, his grit and strength are precisely what Boston requires going into the postseason.
With the departure of Smith, Hathaway figures to slot in on either Boston’s 3rd or 4th line. His positioning in the lineup will depend upon whether head coach Jim Montgomery wishes to separate the 4th line of A.J. Greer, Trent Frederic and Nick Foligno, which has actually been excellent this season.
If Hathaway is put on the 3rd line, he ‘d slot in along with Charlie Coyle and Taylor Hall. If he’s put on the 4th line, it’s possible Foligno would go up to play along with that duo.
As for Orlov, he’s in the last year of a six-year, $306 million agreement worth $5.1 million every year. He had actually a customized no-trade stipulation on his agreement, per CapFriendly, which suggests Boston was on his list of groups that he might be relocated to.
The 31- year-old has actually notched 3 objectives and 16 helps in 43 video games with Washington this season. He had actually invested his whole 11- year profession with the Capitals, which chose him in the 2nd round of the 2009 draft.
Through 686 video games with the Capitals, Orlov notched 60 objectives and 256 helps. He boasts a profession 104 plus/minus score and belonged to Washington’s 2018 Stanley Cup-winning group.
Boston had actually been reported to be in the market for a left side defenseman this winter season and had actually even been connected to Arizona Coyotes’ Jakob Chychrun and Columbus Blue Jackets’ Vladislav Gavrikov.
The relocation for Orlov, a left defenseman, may dismiss a trade for either of those gamers.
It’s uncertain where Orlov would slot in on Boston’s protective system, though he was on Washington’s leading protective pairing together with Trevor van Riemsdyk this season.
Matt Grzelcyk is presently on the left side of Boston’s leading protective couple with Charlie McAvoy. Hampus Lindholm and Derek Forbort complete the franchise’s left-side protective system. Forbort might be dislodged of the lineup following the Orlov acquisition.
The Bruins are in action on Thursday night versus the Seattle Kraken and have video games versus the Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames turning up prior to going back to Boston on March 2.
It’s sensible to think Hathaway and Orlov will sign up with the Bruins on their existing trip, however it’s uncertain when they will make their launchings.