ARLINGTON, Va. –The Washington Capitals have acquired left wing Alexandre Giroux from the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for right wing Joe Motzko, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Giroux, who was a member of the Capitals’ organization last season, will report to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.
Giroux, 26, has played 10 NHL games in his career, including nine with Washington last season, scoring two goals and adding two assists. He is a three-time 30-goal scorer at the AHL level, including his best season of his career last year, when he recorded 42 goals and 28 assists (70 points) in 67 games for the Bears.
Giroux has 19 goals and 22 assists (41 points) in 44 games this year for the Chicago Wolves.