The Capitals announced on Saturday that they have acquired defenseman Tim Gleason in a trade with the 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