Capitals acquire D Kempny from Blackhawks

The Washington Capitals acquired defenseman Michal Kempny from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a conditional third-round draft pick in the 2018 NHL draft, the teams announced Monday.

Kempny, 27, recorded one goal and six assists in 31 games with the Blackhawks this season. In 81 career NHL games, he owns 15 points (three goals, 12 assist) and 34 penalty minutes.

The native of Hodnin, Czech Republic, was signed by the Blackhawks as a free agent on May 23, 2016.

Prior to joining the Blackhawks, Kempny tallied 60 points (21 goals, 39 assists) in 213 games with the Czech League.

The Capitals will exchange the higher of Washington’s own third-round draft choice or Toronto’s third-round pick. The Capitals acquired the Maple Leafs’ draft pick from New Jersey as part of the Marcus Johansson trade last July.

The Blackhawks now have seven picks in the 2018 draft.

–Field Level Media

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