The Washington Capitals have acquired Dustin Penner from the Anaheim Ducks for a fourth round pick in 2014.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: A surprising move by the Ducks, as Penner (who they signed as a UFA last summer) was enjoying a resurgence in Anaheim. His 32 points this season had him sixth in team scoring. His 6-5, 245 lb frame will provide the Capitals with a big-bodied forward who can generate traffic and scoring opportunities around an opponent’s net.
Consistency has always been an issue with Penner, so it’ll be interesting to see how well he fits in with the Capitals. This move is also something of a surprise for Washington, as it was believed their focus was on bolstering their defense.