ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals
have acquired defenseman Joe Corvo
from the Carolina Hurricanes
in exchange for defenseman Brian Pothier
, forward Oskar Osala
and a second-round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, vice president and general manager George McPhee
Corvo (KORE-voh), 32, is in his eighth NHL season and his third with Carolina. The 6’0”, 204-pound native of Oak Park, Ill., has four goals, eight assists and only 12 penalty minutes in 34 games for the Hurricanes this year. Corvo was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings
in the fourth round with the 83rd overall pick in the 1997 NHL Draft. He has played in 468 career NHL games with Los Angeles, Ottawa and Carolina and has recorded 66 goals and 146 assists.
Corvo previously played for Washington coach Bruce Boudreau
when both were with the AHL’s Lowell Lock Monsters (2000-01) and the Manchester Monarchs
(2001-03). He had 31 goals and 78 assists in 183 games under Boudreau.
Pothier (POH-thee-uhr), 32, is a 10-year pro who has spent the last four seasons with the Capitals. The New Bedford., Mass., native had four goals and seven assists in 41 games with the Capitals this season.
Osala (OH-sah-lah), 22, was Washington’s fourth-round selection, 97th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He has spent most of the past two seasons with the Hershey Bears
of the American Hockey League, appearing in two games for the Capitals last season. He has 15 goals and 14 assists in 53 games for the Bears this season.