Photo: Derek Leung
Daniel Winnik was the Caps’ biggest acquisition prior to the trade deadline and he stands poised to make his Caps debut this week.
Winnik is a versatile, bottom-six forward who figures to slot in on the Caps fourth line to start, but is capable of playing effective third-line minutes as well. He’ll likely be a fixture on the penalty kill.
Here’s a quick glance of the new Caps’ forward.
* Score-adjusted numbers from War on Ice
Winnik’s possession numbers are sub-par, but they’ve been consistently moving in the right direction since recovering from an early season injury that seemed to curtail his effectiveness. Winnik has been a positive relative possession player in five of the last six seasons.
Winnik is averaging 11.2 shot attempts per 60 at 5v5 this season. This would rank 9th among Caps forwards and places him 207th among 379 qualifying forwards.
The viz above is from Micah McCurdy. Here’s what it’s telling us:
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