Washington, D.C. – February 3, 2006 – The Washington Capitals have acquired forward Doug Doull from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Dwayne Zinger, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced.
Doull, 31, has played in 25 games for the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season, tallying one goal and two assists for three points and is tied for second on the team with a plus-1 rating and 82 penalty minutes. The 6’2”, 216-pound Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, native played 35 games for the Boston Bruins in the 2003-04 season, recording one assist and leading the team with 132 penalty minutes. He signed with the Phoenix Coyotes as a free agent, Sept. 2, 2004. Doull will report to Hershey and will dress for the game tonight against the Philadelphia Phantoms.
Zinger has played in 30 games for the Hershey Bears of the AHL this season, racking up 74 penalty minutes. He appeared in seven games for the Capitals in 2003-04, notching one assist, his first point as a professional. The Capitals signed Zinger as a free agent, July 9, 2002.