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Washington Capitals Trade Dennis Wideman To Calgary For Jordan Henry And A Fifth Round Pick

Dennis Wideman has been traded to the Calgary Flames for defensive prospect Jordan Henry and a fifth-round draft pick. Wideman then signed a 5-year deal with a $5.25 million cap hit.

April 2, 2012; Tampa FL, USA;Washington Capitals defenseman Dennis Wideman (6) during the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
April 2, 2012; Tampa FL, USA;Washington Capitals defenseman Dennis Wideman (6) during the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The Washington Capitals have made yet another move ahead of free agency opening on July 1, as they have traded defenseman Dennis Wideman to the Calgary Flames for prospect Jordan Henry and a fifth-round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Right after the Capitals made the deal, Wideman signed a five-year deal with the Flames.

The deal is a straight up five-year deal, where he will get $5.25 million per season for the next five years. By way of comparison, Wideman counted against the cap for $3.9 million the last four seasons, so the Capitals are opening up a little space to do something in free agency.

Jordan Henry was an undrafted free agent, who impressed the coaches of the Florida Panthers at training camp in 2007. He signed an entry-level deal with the Panthers that October. He has spent four seasons in the AHL with the Rochester Americans, Abbotsford Heat and Chicago Wolves. In his time in the AHL he has scored 22 goals and 44 assists and has accrued 385 penalty minutes.