The Washington Capitals have claimed forward Dmitrij Jaskin off of waivers, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Jaskin, 25, recorded 17 points (6g, 11a) in 76 games last season with the St. Louis Blues. The 6'2", 216-pound forward set a career high in assists last season and recorded 207 hits, which ranked 18th in the NHL. In 266 career NHL games, all with St. Louis, Jaskin has recorded 61 points (25g, 36a).
The Blues selected Jaskin in the second round, 41st overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft.
At the international level, Jaskin has represented the Czech Republic at the 2011 U-18 World Junior Championship, as well as the 2012 and 2013 World Junior Championship. In the 2013 World Junior Championship, Jaskin led the Czech Republic with six points (3g, 3a). Jaskin also played in seven games for the Czech Republic at the 2018 World Championship and recorded seven points (4g, 3a), which was tied for the team lead.