By Sally Fahey
The Caps completed a deal just before today’s trade deadline:
They are getting forward Anthony Mantha, a 2021 first-round and 2022 second round pick from the Detroit Red Wings for forwards Richard Panik and Jakub Vrana.
Mantha is signed through the 2023-24 season with a $5.7 million AAV.
Mantha, 26, was selected by the Red Wings with the 20th pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. He has 21 points, 11 goals and 10 assists so far this season.