Jonas Siegenthaler was traded to the New Jersey Devils by the Washington Capitals on Sunday for the Arizona Coyotes’ conditional third-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.
The 23-year-old defenseman did not score a point in seven games for the Capitals this season and was a healthy scratch for 30 of their past 31 games, including the past 15. A second-round pick (No. 57) by the Capitals at the 2015 NHL Draft, Siegenthaler has scored 13 points (two goals, 11 assists) in 97 regular-season games and no points in 11 games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs over three seasons.
The Devils previously acquired the conditional third-round pick from the Coyotes as part of the trade for forward Taylor Hall on Dec. 16, 2019. If the Coyotes’ third-round pick is unavailable, the Devils will trade their third-round pick in the 2021 draft to the Capitals.
A native of Zurich, Switzerland, Siegenthaler was teammates with Devils captain Nico Hischier at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship and scored six points (one goal, five assists) in five games for Switzerland.
New Jersey (14-19-6) traded forwards Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac to the New York Islanders on April 7 for forwards A.J. Greer and Mason Jobst, a first-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.