ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals have acquired forwards Adam Chapie and Joe Whitney from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward John Albert and defenseman Hubert Labrie, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Chapie and Whitney will report to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.
Chapie, 26, a native of Rochester, MI., recorded seven points (2g, 5a) in 31 games with the Hartford Wolfpack (AHL) this season. Additionally, Chapie appeared in 11 games with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (ECHL) this season, recording 17 points (8g, 9a). In 55 career AHL games with Hartford, Chapie registered 11 points (2g, 9a) and 12 penalty minutes.
The 6'1", 186-pound forward is in his second professional season. Previously, Chapie led UMass-Lowell to a Hockey Eat title in 2012-13, and registered 95 points (46 goals, 49 assists) in 148 NCAA games.
Whitney, 30, a native of Reading, MA., captained Hartford this season and recorded 19 points (9g, 10a) in 40 games. In 428 career AHL games with Tucson, San Antonio, Bridgeport and Albany, Whitney has registered 297 points (123g, 174a) and 260 penalty minutes. Additionally, the 5'6", 171-pound forward appeared in five career NHL games with New Jersey during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.
Whitney, who was signed as an undrafted free agent by New Jersey in 2013, attended Boston College, winning two NCAA titles (2007-08 and 2009-10) during his four seasons as an Eagle. His younger brother, Steven, plays for Hershey's ECHL affiliate, the South Carolina Stingrays.
Albert, 29, recorded 11 points (3g, 8a) in 33 games with Hershey this season while Labrie, 26, recorded seven points (1g, 6a) in 35 games.