No Mo’ MoJo

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Posted July 2, 2017

Marcus Johansson not only got traded, but also hit a hole-in-one Sunday. What a day. (via Johansson)

In perhaps the most unexpected news of all the Caps’ moves this weekend, they announced that Marcus Johansson is leaving town as they traded him for cap space a second and third round pick in 2018 to New Jersey.

This was right after the Caps announced the signing of Evgeny Kuznetsov for a bazillion dollars an eight-year, $62.4 million contract.

This also means the “Farewell Philipp Grubauer” post we started writing was a complete waste of time.

Johansson, 26, played seven seasons in Washington, scoring 102 goals and 188 assists in 501 career games.

His cap hit of $4,583,333 for the next two seasons will give the Caps some money to fill in some gaps in the roster, though a second-line right wing spot is suddenly open.

Farewell, Johansson. We’ll remember you.

Ben Sumner
Ben Sumner is the editor of Capitals Outsider. He also works for The Washington Post and contributes there when he gets a scoop.
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