The Washington Capitals traded Jonas Siegenthaler to the New Jersey Devils for a third-round pick at last season’s trade deadline. Siegenthaler had asked the Caps to try and find a new home for him after Zdeno Chara’s arrival in DC saw the young Swiss defender sitting in the press box for a majority of games. In one of the games Siegenthaler played in, Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette utilized him as a seventh defenseman and put him through the indignity of playing only one shift.
Now, Siegenthaler will be making his first return to the District since the move. The Devils are playing the Capitals in their preseason debut Wednesday night at Capital One Arena.