Capitals acquire defenseman Tim Gleason in trade with Hurricanes
Gleason, 32, has played with three teams over 12 total seasons. In 55 games with the Hurricanes this season, Gleason recorded seven points while averaging 16:39 of time on ice.
“We are pleased to welcome Tim to our organization,” Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said. “Tim is a veteran, physical defenseman and we feel his experience, toughness and skill set further strengthens our blueline.”
“Tim has been a steady presence on and off the ice for our team, and I wish him all the best in Washington,” Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis said. “This gives us a chance to take a look at Jack for the remainder of the season and continue to accumulate assets for a deep draft this summer.”
Consensus among players in the locker room: Sad to see Hillen go, but Gleason's "workmanlike, the ultimate pro," Justin Peters said.— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) February 28, 2015