The Detroit Red Wings traded defenseman Nick Jensen to the Washington Capitals on Friday. Detroit received defenseman Madison Bowey and a 2020 second-round pick in exchange for Jensen. Washington also acquired Buffalo’s 2019 fifth-round pick as part of the deal. It is the Capitals’ second trade in as many days. They acquired Carl Hagelin from the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.
To the Capitals
Jensen was highly sought-after on the trade market as one of the few quality defensemen available. He’s registered two goals, 13 assists, and 79 blocked shots in 60 games this season. He posted a 49.7 CF% (1.1 CF% rel) while playing 20:48 a night for the Red Wings. He is a solid puck-mover and an efficient penalty-killer but carries limited offensive upside. He could make his Capitals debut Saturday afternoon against the Sabres.
To the Red Wings
Bowey was selected no.52-overall in the 2013 NHL Entry draft. He gained attention the following year when he broke out for 21 goals and 39 assists in 72 games for the Kelowna Rockets (WHL). He turned some heads last season with 12 assists in 51 games despite playing less than 14 minutes a night. He’s bounced in and out of the lineup this season, picking up one goal and five assists in 33 appearances. He racked up nine goals and 42 assists in 113 career AHL games.