The Calgary Flames have traded Andrew Mangiapane
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The Calgary Flames have traded Andrew Mangiapane


Trevor Connors

This just in, the Washington Capitals have acquired forward Andrew Mangiapane from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a 2025 2nd round Draft pick.

From the Capitals:

The 28 year old Mangiapane is signed for next season at a $5.8 million cap hit. He's slated to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2025. It's unclear yet whether he has a new agreement with the Capitals as a result of this trade or not. Stay tuned for more information on that front.

Mangiapane had another stellar campaign with the Flames against this past season, nothing 14 goals and 40 points in 75 games. Of course, that's a far cry from the 35 goals and 55 points that he put up in his career best season during the 2021-22 campaign playing alongside star players Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk.

As for the Capitals, they pick up yet another top six forward in Mangiapane just shortly after acquiring Pierre Luc Dubois from the Los Angeles Kings earlier this month. It's clear that GM Brian MacLellan is looking to load up his offense once again after the Capitals managed to qualify for the Stanley Cup this past season. It remains to be seen if Dubois and Mangiapane can fill the roles that Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov filled for many years, but you at least have to credit MacLellan for going out and getting players that captain Alex Ovechkin can play with. The Capitals will not simply fade away, like it seems their rival Pittsburgh Penguins have been in recent seasons.

Source: Washington Capitals