The Montreal Canadiens have traded defenceman Jakub Jerabek to the Washington Capitals for a 2019 fifth-round pick.

Jerabek, 26, has one goal and four points in 25 games this season with a minus-1 rating. He last dressed for the Canadiens on Feb. 1. 

“I want to thank the Montreal Canadiens for everything,” Jerabek said in a statement released by his agent Allan Walsh on Wednesday. “They offered me my first NHL contract and gave me an opportunity to play in the NHL. I wish them all the best. I’m excited to be joining Washington and look forward to getting started with my new team.”

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