Daniel Winnik to Capitals: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

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Daniel Winnik to Capitals: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction
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The Toronto Maple Leafs announced they traded center Daniel Winnik to the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

Toronto also sent the Anaheim Ducks' fifth-round pick in the 2016 NHL draft to Washington in exchange for the Capitals' second-round selection, defenseman Connor Carrick and forward Brooks Laich.

The Capitals acquired a player who had four goals and 10 assists in 56 games for the Maple Leafs as well as a minus-three rating. Washington general manager Brian MacLellan gave his thoughts on Winnik, per Mark Masters of TSN:

Toronto has traded the 30-year-old twice in a little more than a year, acquiring two second-round picks and a fourth-round selection in the deals.

Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post seems to think the Capitals, who have an NHL-leading 94 points, strengthened their roster:

This seems like a win-win deal. Washington added depth to a strong team, while Toronto continues to stockpile draft picks during what will be another non-playoff season.

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