Capitals News: Barry Trotz Addresses Curtis Glencross Trade, Getting Deeper At Forward

The Washington Capitals  acquired 32-year-old forward Curtis Glencross from the Calgary Flames on Sunday for second and third-round picks in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Coach Barry Trotz believes that Glencross' skill set and veteran presence will be beneficial for the team both during the stretch run and, hopefully, the playoffs.

“We needed to get deeper at the forward position,” Coach Barry Trotz said. “We have a good forward group. We’ve got four young players there. I don’t think you can ever be deep enough at any position if you’re going into the playoffs. After tomorrow, you really don’t have an opportunity to add, so I think that’s why most teams want to do that. That was a good acquisition.

“Knowing Curtis a little bit from being in the West, he’s a veteran guy, he’s pretty detailed, has had pretty good success. I think he’ll fit in pretty good with us. He’s got a little bit of an edge when he plays and he’s got the ability to score goals. I think you can’t have enough of that.”

Glencross has scored 28 points (9 goals, 19 assists) while averaging 16:41 in ice time per game for the Flames in 2014-15. He could slot in as a right wing option next to Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom on the team's top line or he slide next to Evgeny Kuznetsov and Troy Brouwer at left wing.

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