Confirmed by team officials, the Washington Capitals have traded forward Tomas Fleischmann to the Colorado Avalanche for defenseman Scott Hannan.
Hannan is a 31-year old left-handed defenseman. He is dependable, having skated in the most games of any defenseman in the league since the 2002-03 season. He had appeared in 267 of 269 regular season games since singing with Colorado in 2007.
Hannan is in the final year of a four-year, $18 million contract. Hannan has most notably played for the Avalanche and San Jose Sharks.
We'll have much more on this deal as details become available.