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Capitals Twitter pumped to get Kevin Shattenkirk

Team's official account rolls out the social media red carpet for all-star defenseman

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To say the Washington Capitals are excited to have acquired Kevin Shattenkirk in a trade with the St. Louis Blues would be a bit of an understatement.

The Capitals brought in the all-star defenseman Monday, sending draft picks and Zach Sanford to St. Louis.

While fans were going wild on Twitter, the team's official account and some players were also excited to have him in the mix.

The Capitals rolled out the social media red carpet, tweeting a video of Shattenkirk's top 10 goals and a picture of a home #22 jersey with his name on it. They even changed their profile picture to the newly acquired player.

Tweet from @Capitals: #NewProfilePic pic.twitter.com/WnODr59Lh9

Shattenkirk will be reunited Capitals forward TJ Oshie, who was his Blues teammate from 2011-2015. Oshie is ecstatic to be back on the same side as his old friend.

Tweet from @TJOshie77: Shaaaaaattttini!!!!!!! Welcome to D.C. buddy. Excited to be back together!!! @shattdeuces

Capitals forward Tom Wilson posted a picture of Shattenkirk and Ovechkin going nose-to-nose, saying the trade was "fate."

Tweet from @tom_wilso: I guess you could call it fate... welcome to Wash @shattdeuces! See ya soon #fate pic.twitter.com/HyVG6uAYi3

On the other side of the coin, Blues teammate Scottie Upshall was sad to see Shattenkirk dealt, but clearly thinks he and Ovechkin will make a killer combo.

Tweet from @ScottieUpshall: @shattdeuces Best of luck bro! You will feed Ovie so many perfect one timers, he will need offseason shoulder surgery! Go get em pal!

Shattenkirk announced his appreciation and gratitude for the six-plus seasons he spent in St. Louis. 

Tweet from @shattdeuces: Thank you St. Louis for 7 amazing years. I am honored to have shared the Blue Note with so many great players and I will never forget it 1/2

Tweet from @shattdeuces: Thank you to the Blues org. for all the help and thank you to the fans for all of your amazing support! 2/2

The Capitals also took the time to say good bye to Sanford, who is headed out of town.

Tweet from @Capitals: Our absolute best to @zachsanford21. @StLouisBlues - you got a great kid coming your way. pic.twitter.com/rk8UIAHJpe

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