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Nick Jensen Off To Washington

02/22/2019 at 2:41pm EST

added 2:45pm, via Ansar Khan of Mlive,

The Detroit Red Wings have traded defenseman Nick Jensen to the Washington Capitals for a second-round pick in 2020 and defenseman Madison Bowey.

The Red Wings were trying to sign Jensen to an extension but unable to reach an agreement.

Bowey, 23, has one goal, five assists and 38 penalty minutes in 33 games this season for the Capitals. The 6-foot--2, 198-pound right-shooting defenseman has appeared in 84 games over parts of two seasons with Washington, picking up one goal and 17 assists, along with 62 penalty minutes. He was selected in the second round (53rd overall) in 2013.

The Red Wings also are sending a 2019 fifth-round pick to Washington, the one they received from Buffalo for Scott Wilson.

added 2:51pm, Washington release is below.

The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Nick Jensen and a 2019 fifth round pick (originally from Buffalo) from the Detroit Red Wings for defenseman Madison Bowey and a 2020 second round pick, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

"Nick is a reliable modern-day defenseman who we feel can defend well and log valuable minutes for our club," said MacLellan. "At 28 years of age, we feel he is just entering his prime."

Jensen, 28, a native of Rogers, Minn., recorded 15 points (2g, 13a) in 60 games with the Red Wings this season, which is tied for his highest point total of his career, set last season (15a). The 6'0", 194-pound defenseman's 50.43 shot attempt percentage (947 shot attempts for, 931 against) led Detroit defensemen at five-on-five among players with at least 40 games played. Additionally, Jensen's 2:46 minutes per game on the penalty kill are the most on the Red Wings and his 165:53 total penalty kill minutes rank 21st in the NHL. Additionally, Jensen was on the ice for 42 goals at five-on-five, the second most on the Red Wings this season.

In 190 career games with Detroit, Jensen has collected 43 points (6g, 37a). Jensen was selected with the Red Wings' fifth round pick (149th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft.

Prior to the NHL, Jensen appeared in 222 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL), recording 61 points (10g, 51a). Additionally, Jensen was a three-year player at St. Cloud State University from 2010 to 2013. In his junior year at the university, Jensen was named to the NCAA (West) First All-American Team and was named the NCAA (WCHA) Defensive Player of the Year.

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