No Mo’ MoJo

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.