Montreal Canadiens trade Ilya Kovalchuk to the Washington Capitals for a third-round pick
The winger could get a chance to play with Alex Ovechkin for the playoff run.
The Montreal Canadiens have announced that they’ve traded Ilya Kovalchuk to the Washington Capitals in exchange for the Capitals’ third-round draft pick in 2020.
The Canadiens have acquired the Washington Capitals' third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, in return for forward Ilya Kovalchuk.#GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/uMuA9rQxvZ— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) February 24, 2020
Kovalchuk was acquired by Montreal on January 3, and had a great run with the Habs after a difficult period with the Los Angeles Kings. Signed to a contract valued at under $1 million, the winger produced 13 points in 22 games with the Canadiens, and had three game-winning goals.
#Habs will retain 50% of the $700,000 prorated contract Kovalchuk signed with the Habs.— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) February 24, 2020
Meaning that Kovalchuk will only cost the #Capitals $77,151 in cap space.https://t.co/iDrrMiK55o https://t.co/fSxOgZWvd4