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The Washington Capitals have acquired a third-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft (originally from NY Islanders) and a fifth-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft (originally from Chicago) from the Toronto Maple Leafs for defenseman Joel Edmundson, president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The Capitals will retain 50 percent of Edmundson’s salary as part of the trade.

The Capitals own 25 total picks in the next three drafts. Washington currently has eight picks in the 2024 NHL Draft, nine picks in the 2025 NHL Draft and eight picks in the 2026 NHL Draft. The Capitals own their first, third, fourth, fifth and sixth-round picks in 2024, as well as Vegas’ second-round pick, Boston’s third-round pick and the New York Islanders’ third-round pick in 2024; their first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth-round picks in 2025, as well as Colorado’s second-round pick, Boston’s second-round pick and Chicago’s fifth-round pick in 2025; and all seven of their picks in the 2026 NHL Draft, along with Vegas’ fourth-round pick.

Edmundson, 30, has recorded six points (1g, 5a) in 44 games with the Capitals this season and will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. Originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the second round (46th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft, Edmundson has registered 110 points (29g, 81a) in 521 career games with Washington, the Montreal Canadiens, the Carolina Hurricanes and St. Louis.