Capitals acquire defenceman Nick Jensen from Red Wings
The Washington Capitals upgraded their blue line Friday by acquiring defenceman Nick Jensen from the Detroit Red Wings.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Washington Capitals upgraded their blue line Friday by acquiring
Washington sent a 2020 second-round pick and
"Nick is a reliable modern-day
Jensen, 28, is a late-blooming right-handed shooter who is averaging a career-high 20:48 of ice time in his third NHL season. Jensen has two goals and 13 assists for 15 points through 60 games, tying his career best with a quarter of the season left.
Bowey, 23, has been in and out of the defending Stanley Cup champions' lineup this season and has a goal and five assists in 33 games. He is signed through next season at a salary-cap hit of $1 million.
"He was a young player that we liked in his draft year. Good size, 6-foot-2, he's a good skater," Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said before his team's game in Detroit on Friday night. "Things haven't obviously worked out in Washington for him to really grab a big role there, but he's played 85 games in the National Hockey League in the last two years, so we felt it was an opportunity to grab a young
Holland said he talked to Jensen's agent in the past two weeks about a possible extension, but the two sides didn't reach an agreement, and Holland said a number of teams showed interested in Jensen.
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