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Maple Leafs trade Winnik to Capitals

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Caps acquire Winnik for Laich

Capitals trade Laich to Maple Leafs for Winnik senior writer Dan Rosen breaks down the Washington Capitals acquisition of forward Daniel Winnik from the Toronto Maple Leafs

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The Washington Capitals traded forward Brooks Laich, defenseman Connor Carrick and a second-round pick at the 2016 NHL Draft to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday for forward Daniel Winnik and a fifth-round pick in 2016.

Winnik, 30, has 198 points (62 goals, 136 assists) in 625 NHL games with the Arizona Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto. He had 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in 56 games with the Maple Leafs this season.

Laich had one goal and six assists in 60 games with Washington this season. The 32-year-old has played in 743 career NHL games and has 133 goals and 191 assists between the Ottawa Senators and Capitals.

"Daniel is a versatile player who plays with grit and can be used in all situations," Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said. "This move enables us to add some depth to our forward group and balances our lineup. We would like to thank Brooks for all of his contributions to our organization over the past 10 years. Brooks is a true professional and we wish him all the best in the future."

Carrick, 21, has split this season between Washington and Hershey of the American Hockey League. He had 10 goals and 16 assists for Hershey.

The fifth-round pick in the trade originally belonged to Anaheim.

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