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Capitals Acquire Tom Gilbert from Los Angeles

The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Tom Gilbert from the Los Angeles Kings for future considerations.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Tom Gilbert from the Los Angeles Kings for future considerations, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Gilbert will report to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

Gilbert, 34, registered five points (one goal, four assists) in 18 games with the Kings this season. In addition, Gilbert collected an assist in five games with the Ontario Reign of the AHL. 

Video: Highlights from new Capitals defenseman Tom Gilbert

Originally a fourth-round selection (129th overall) by Colorado at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Gilbert has played 11 seasons in the NHL with Montreal, Florida, Minnesota, Edmonton and Los Angeles. In 655 career regular season games he has 223 points (45 goals, 178 assists) and 198 penalty minutes. Fourteen of his 45 career regular season goals have been scored on the power-play. In 17 career Stanley Cup playoff games, Gilbert has five points (two goals, three assists) and 16 penalty minutes.

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