Capitals trade Niskanen to Flyers for Gudas
BREAKING: The #Flyers have acquired defenseman Matt Niskanen from the Capitals in exchange for defenseman Radko Gudas.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) June 14, 2019
- The Capitals have dealt defenseman Matt Niskanen to the Flyers in exchange for defenseman Radko Gudas.
- Tom Wilson up front and Gudas on the blue line.
- NHL player safety might be keeping an eye on some Caps games this year.
- Philadelphia will retain 30 percent of Gudas’ salary.
- Gudas, 29, has one year remaining on his deal at a cap hit of $3.35 million. The 32-year-old Niskanen has two more seasons left on his contract at $5.75 million annually, according to CapFriendly.
- Niskanen ranked second on the Capitals in average ice time (21:56) this past season, but posted his lowest point total since 2012-13 with 25 in 80 games.
- Gudas managed 20 points in 77 contests while averaging just under 18 minutes.
Tom Wilson vs Radko Gudas Nov 1, 2014
Radko Gudas and Tom Wilson as teammates pic.twitter.com/0aamrWAhjU
— Andrew Berkshire (@AndrewBerkshire) June 14, 2019
LIVE LOOK at the NHL’s Department of Player Safety after finding out that Radko Gudas & Tom Wilson are now teammates. pic.twitter.com/27rKeyvBT6
— Nick Alberga (@thegoldenmuzzy) June 14, 2019