Mantha traded to Capitals by Red Wings for Panik, Vrana


Anthony Mantha was traded to the Washington Capitals by the Detroit Red Wings on Monday for forwards Jakub Vrana and Richard Panik and two draft picks.

Detroit receives a first-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft and a second-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft for Mantha, a forward.

Mantha has scored 21 points (11 goals, 10 assists) in 42 games this season. He is in the first season of a four-year contract. 


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Selected by Detroit in the first round (No. 20) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Mantha has scored 194 points (95 goals, 99 assists) in 302 regular-season games.

Vrana has scored 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists) in 39 games this season. The 25-year-old can become a restricted free agent after the season.

Selected by Washington in the first round (No. 13) of the 2014 NHL Draft, Vrana has scored 157 points (76 goals, 81 assists) in 284 regular-season games and eight points (three goals, five assists) in 38 Stanley Cup Playoff games. He won the Stanley Cup with the Capitals in 2018.

Panik has scored nine points (three goals, six assists) in 36 games. The 30-year-old has two seasons remaining after this one on a four-year contract.

Selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round (No. 52) of the 2009 NHL Draft, Panik has scored 190 points (87 goals 103 assists) in 505 regular-season games with the Capitals, Arizona Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Lightning. He has scored five points (one goal, four assists) in 20 playoff games.

Washington (27-11-4) is tied with the New York Islanders for first in the eight-team MassMututal East Division.

Detroit (14-23-6) is last in the eight-team Discover Central Division, 13 points behind the fourth-place Nashville Predators.

The top four teams in each of the four divisions will qualify for the playoffs.

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