Brenden Dillon was a late but impactful addition to the 19-20 Capitals.
Brenden Dillon is a uniquely wordy hockey player. He’s revealing and expansive in interviews with the press. And he brings that communication onto the rink too.
Several days ago, the Capitals mic’d up their trade deadline acquisition before Game One of their first-round series against the New York Islanders. During drills, Dillon can be heard commanding play behind the net, which then in turn helps speed up breakouts.
Take a look.
The Washington Capitals announced Monday that defender Brenden Dillon has teamed up with the MSE Foundation to donate 10,000 level-two medical face masks to causes in the region. The donations to MedStar Health, DC Central Kitchen, and Martha’s Table are intended to help those organization continue their work during the pandemic.
Brian MacLellan confirmed during a video conference call with reporters on Friday that the Washington Capitals are looking to re-sign trade-deadline acquisition Brenden Dillon.
Dillon, who is currently skating on the second pairing with Dmitry Orlov, quickly assimilated with the team during 10 regular-season games.
I’ve said this before, but the Washington Capitals are a simple bunch. It doesn’t take much to entertain them. They may be surrounded by luxury amenities, but it’s the little things that bring these goofs together.
For instance, on Monday — their first full day in the bubble — the team found a bench. They sat on it.
Suddenly, it became picture time. And the resulting media is some of the most wonderfully dumb content of the bubble so far.
The Washington Capitals acquired Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks on February 18 for a 2020 second-round pick and a conditional third-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. The move sturdied first-pairing defender John Carlson and a struggling Capitals blue line that was hemorrhaging goals at a concerning rate during the second half of the season.
“Brenden is an experienced defenseman who plays a solid defensive game with a high compete level and physicality,” general manager Brian MacLellan said at the time. “We felt it was important for us to add a player of his caliber to our defensive group.”
Dillon, who is in the final year of a five-year, $16.35 deal, was only meant to be a rental, but it appears the relationship could extend past the 2020 playoffs. Tuesday, Dillon revealed his agent and Capitals’ general manager Brian MacLellan have talked about a contract extension.
Brenden Dillon was a guest on Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek’s 31 Thoughts podcast last week.
Dillon, who was traded by the Sharks to the Capitals at the trade deadline for two high draft picks, spoke about his eagerness to restart the season and lamented about the possible missed opportunities if the season is ultimately canceled.
Capitals defenseman Brenden Dillon was a guest on ESPN On Ice with Wyshynski and Kaplan on Tuesday.
Dillon talked about how he’s coping with his quarantine life (Disney tunes) and the “lucky” trade deadline deal that brought him to Washington. The longtime Shark also spoke about the TikTok video he created with his girlfriend Emma Wittchow last month. Dillon and Wittchow took the Dip and Lean Challenge.
“When you spend two to three weeks in a hotel there’s only so many puzzles or Netflix you can watch and do,” Dillon joked.
Brenden Dillon just became the second Capitals player to jump on TikTok to make a dance video a week after Brendan Leipsic flipped the switch.
The Capitals defenseman completed the Dip and Lean Challenge with his girlfriend Emma Wittchow.
The dude’s got moves.
Ilya Kovalchuk will become the first Washington Capitals player ever to have a Russian-language goal song, according to the team’s social media accounts.
Alex Ovechkin (‘Shake, Rattle, & Roll’), Evgeny Kuznetsov (‘Get Low’), and Dmitry Orlov (‘Oh Yeah’) previously chose English-language songs. We’re allowed to pick “French, Spanish, English, but not the Russian for some reason, it is not allowed,” Kuznetsov said to the Washington Post’s Samantha Pell in November. The arrival of Kovalchuk apparently has lifted that ban.
The Capitals released an updated list of players’ goal songs that included the picks of the team’s new additions at the trade deadline: Kovalchuk and Brenden Dillon.
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