Coyotes acquire Matt Duchene and Erik Johnson in trade with Capitals August 20, 2021 August 20, 2021 admin

The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Erik Johnson from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Matt Duchenes.

The Capitals have received defenseman Erik Johnston from the Coyotes in the deal.

The deal also sent defenseman Nikita Tryamkin and forward Andre Burakovsky to the Coyotes.

Both Duchennes and Johnston have played for the Coyotes this season.

The 30-year-old Johnson, a three-time All-Star, was acquired by the Coyotes from the Los Angeles Kings on Aug. 2.

The 24-year old Johnston, a two-time Norris Trophy winner, was drafted by the Kings in the first round (10th overall) of the 2006 NHL Draft.

He has recorded 19 goals and 39 assists for 67 points in 67 games this season with the Coyotes, which is the third-most goals by a defenseman in franchise history behind Eric Staal and Derek Stepan.

Johnson has also played with the Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs.

He has a career average of 20:33 of ice time per game, and his +5 rating ranks fifth in the NHL behind Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk and New Jersey’s Brent Burns.

He is also the first Coyotes defenseman to have a career plus-minus rating of plus-10, which ranks second among NHL defensemen.

Johnson will also add a veteran presence to the club.

Johnston spent his entire nine-year NHL career with the Kings, playing all 82 games for them.

He recorded 1,923 penalty minutes and scored 2,957 points in 713 games.

Johnson, a 6-foot-1, 215-pound center, was originally selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the third round (70th overall).

He has appeared in five NHL games with Colorado this season, scoring two goals and one assist.