Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman pulled off a big move this afternoon, sending talented yet underachieving forward Anthony Mantha to the Washington Capitals in a massive haul that includes a bevy of draft capital they’ll be using to build for the future.
Mantha now joins a playoff-bound Capitals team that still has most of their key pieces from their historic 2018 Stanley Cup-winning run.
He hit the ice for practice with his new team this afternoon, and has his new team photo in the books as well as his new uniform number.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 12, 2021
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New Capitals forward Anthony Mantha working with second power play unit pic.twitter.com/4TWHXGVtn4
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