Capitals get Vanecek back from Kraken after losing him in expansion draft

Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek stops the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Washington. (Nick Wass/AP)

Netminder Vitek Vanecek is returning to the Washington Capitals after a brief tenure with the Seattle Kraken.

Nabbed by the NHL’s newest club in the expansion draft, Vanecek has been traded back to Washington by Seattle, with the Kraken receiving a 2023 second-round pick in return.

Vanecek, 25, suited up for 37 games with the Capitals last season, his first in the big leagues. He posted a .908 save percentage and 2.69 goals-against average in that span.

July 28, 2021 - 7:39 pm ET
was Washington Capitals
  • Vitek Vanecek
sea Seattle Kraken
  • Second-round pick (2023)
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