The Washington Capitals continue to address their bottom six forward depth through free agency.
Monday afternoon, The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun reported that the Capitals signed Garnet Hathaway to a four-year, $6 million deal worth $1.5 million annually.
Garnet Hathaway has signed with the Washington Capitals, 4 years times $1.5 M AAV
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 1, 2019
Hathaway joins Richard Panik, who reportedly agreed to a four-year contract the night before. Panik will likely serve as the team’s third-line right wing next season.
Hathaway has spent parts of four seasons in the NHL with the Flames. The 27-year-old forward had his biggest season as a pro last year, scoring 11 goals and 19 points in his first full season in the NHL (76 games).
Hathaway’s biggest strength would be his penalty killing, which the Capitals are in desperate need of.
Garnet Hathaway, 4×1.5m with Washington, is an average forward with some very strong penalty killing results. pic.twitter.com/zCMtEp1s9z
— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) July 1, 2019
The 6-foot, 2-inch right wing also has an edge to his game.
And is not afraid to mix it up with other players.
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.