You guys, the Swedes On Bikes era is officially over in Washington.
The Capitals just traded away forward Marcus Johansson to the New Jersey Devils for a second and third round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
Johansson is coming off his best season as a pro. During the 2016-17 campaign, Johansson scored 58 points (24 goals, 34 assists) in 82 games and tallied the series-ending goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first-round of the playoffs.
The trade frees the Capitals of Johansson’s $4.6 million cap hit and leaves the team with $9.2 million to add nine more players to the roster.