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Capitals Acquire Michal Kempny from Chicago Blackhawks

Defenseman Michal Kempny acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a third round draft pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Michal Kempny from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a third round draft pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Video: Michal Kempny's Career Goals

Kempny, 27, a native of Hodnin, Czech Republic, recorded seven points (1g, 6a) in 31 games with the Blackhawks this season. In 81 career NHL games, Kempny has recorded 15 points (3g, 12a) and 34 penalty minutes.

Kempny was signed by the Blackhawks as a free agent on May 23, 2016.

Video: Barry Trotz on Michal Kempny Trade

Prior to joining the Blackhawks, Kempny recorded 60 points (21g, 39a) in 213 games with the Czech League.

The Capitals will exchange the higher of Washington's own third round draft choice or Toronto's third round pick. The Capitals acquired the Toronto draft pick from New Jersey as part of the Marcus Johansson trade.

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