Dillon traded to Jets by Capitals


Brenden Dillon was traded to the Winnipeg Jets by the Washington Capitals on Monday for a second-round pick in the 2022 and 2023 NHL Draft.

The 30-year-old defenseman scored 19 points (two goals, 17 assists) in 56 games this season, and one goal in five Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Dillon has three seasons remaining on a four-year, $15.6 million contract ($3.9 million average annual value) he signed with Washington on Oct. 6, 2020.


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Signed by the Dallas Stars as a free agent on March 1, 2011, Dillon has scored 133 points (24 goals, 109 assists) in 654 regular-season games with the Stars, San Jose Sharks and Capitals, and 11 points (one goal, 10 assists) in 75 postseason games.

The Jets also re-signed center Paul Stastny to a one-year, $3.75 million contract Monday.

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