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Kevin Shattenkirk | Defenseman | #22

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 202
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (14) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Kevin Shattenkirk can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
He will be the most sought-after defender on the market. Shattenkirk hasn't ruled out a return to the Washington Capitals, but he will listen to other offers because he wants to be a No. 1 blueliner. "It's a great opportunity for me. It's one that you don't get many chances at as a player," he said. "I have to weigh out all my options. Until I get a little bit more of an idea of what's ahead of me here in Washington and talk with him, then we'll start to figure out what's going on." May 16 - 10:29 AM

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Kevin Shattenkirk took a team-high five shots on goal in Washington's 2-0 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 7 Wednesday night.

The Capitals acquired Shattenkirk in the hopes that he would help them win a championship, but obviously that didn't work out. Shattenkirk didn't end up being an impact player in the Capitals' postseason run and finished with a goal, six points, and a minus-four rating in 13 contests. He's eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and the Capitals probably won't re-sign him.
May 10 - 10:20 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk scored his first goal of the postseason at 3:13 of the first overtime period to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 triumph over the Penguins in Game 3 in Pittsburgh Monday night.

The Caps now trail the Pens 2-1 in the best-of-seven playoff series. The Pens won the first two games in Washington. Assisting on Shattenkirk's goal were Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov, the same two Washington forwards who scored the team's first two goals. Backstrom opened the scoring on a power-play goal at 13:05 of the first period. Kuznetsov made it 2-0 on a goal at 9:46 of the third period. Shattenkirk, who was a minus-seven in the playoffs heading into Monday, scored his goal on a power play.
May 1 - 11:09 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk is not having a good playoff.

The talented defenseman is a minus seven so far in eight games. Caps' coach Barry Trotz has certainly seen Shattenkirk's struggles. "I know he can play better", said Trotz of Shattenkirk. Well the Caps better hope so if they are going to climb out of the 2-0 series whole they are in.
Apr 30 - 12:22 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk only logged 12:54 minutes of ice time in Game 4 on Wednesday.

Washington only spent 36 seconds with the man advantage in that contest, so that's part of the reason why Shattenkirk was used so sparingly. Regardless, that represented a career-low for Shattenkirk in a playoff contest. "[Associate Coach Todd Reirden] talked to me today and just said that it won’t happen again, but I’m fine with it," Shattenkirk said. "We won a hockey game, so that’s fine by me. I don’t mind it at all. It’s something that I think every one of us has to be prepared for just in case, but when it’s my turn to play 20-plus minutes, I need to make sure that I’m ready." Washington will play against Toronto in Game 5 Friday night.
Apr 21 - 6:01 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk had one assist and nine shots on goal in Game 1 versus Toronto.

The Capitals won the match by a 3-2 score in overtime. Shattenkirk logged 22:00 of ice time in the contest. His arrival from St. Louis has given Washington a game-breaker on the back end as well as some much-needed defensive depth.
Apr 15 - 9:55 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk's career season just continues to roll.

Shattenkirk scored his second goal and 14th point in 18 games since being acquired by Washington. For the season he has 13 goals and 56 points as well now through 79 contests. One more goal and he'll match that career-high too.
Apr 8 - 6:28 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk scored a power play goal in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Shattenkirk's second-period goal proved to be the game-winner. He finished the game with four shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots in 19:38 of ice time. The Capitals defenseman has now picked up nine points in his last eight contests. He has 12 goals and 55 points in 77 games this season. Shattenkirk will definitely be relevant in most playoff fantasy leagues.
Apr 4 - 10:18 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk will return from his two-game ban on Thursday against the Predators.

He's expected to skate to the right of Brooks Orpik on the teams' third defensive unit. Shattenkirk has already picked up four helpers, two on the man-advantage, with four blocks, eight hits and 10 PIMs in just six games with Washington.
Source: Katie Brown
Mar 16 - 6:18 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk has been suspended for two games for charging.

As the video shows, Shattenkirk launches himself into Kevin Gravel in an illegal manner - leaving the ice and making significant contact with Gravel's face. And thus, Shattenkirk will be eligible to return to the Capitals on March 16th against Nashville.
Mar 12 - 3:24 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk will talk to the NHL's player safety committee on Sunday for his charge on the Kings Kevin Gravel.

Shattenkirk picked up a minor for charging but the NHL wants to talk to him and he could be suspended for a game or two. The Capitals play Anaheim on Sunday and that could benefit John Carlson who will take over quarterbacking the first power play unit if Shattenkirk is unavailable. Shattenkirk has an assist in four straight games and has 11 goals and 46 points this season. Stay tuned.
Mar 12 - 11:27 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk will try to avoid putting too much pressure on himself in Washington.

The Capitals acquired Shattenkirk and Pheonix Copley on Monday in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, a conditional choice in 2019, Zach Sanford and Brad Malone. "They didn’t bring me in to save anything," Shattenkirk said. "They are the best team in the NHL right now. I just have to make sure I’m doing what I do best." Shattenkirk logged 17:57 minutes of ice time in his debut with Washington on Tuesday. He'll probably average more minutes than that, but he was somewhat sleep deprived and still needs to get used to the new system. In particular, the Capitals will likely lean heavily on him with the man advantage.
Mar 1 - 8:00 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk will make his Washington debut in Tuesday's road game against the Rangers.

He is projected to be paired with Nate Schmidt, who could be the odd-man out once the Capitals return to full health on the back end. Shattenkirk will be on the top power-play unit, which means John Carlson and Matt Niskanen will skate on the second unit.
Feb 28 - 2:52 PM

The Washington Capitals traded a first-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, a conditional choice in 2019, Zach Sanford and Brad Malone for Kevin Shattenkirk and Pheonix Copley.

Shattenkirk has been a star defenseman for the St. Louis Blues but is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. The Blues found a good package for Shattenkirk while the Caps, already a strong Stanley Cup contender, improved their defense considerably. The offensive-minded Shattenkirk should pay big dividends to his fantasy owners as a Washington blueliner.
Feb 27 - 10:45 PM

The Washington Capitals have reportedly acquired Kevin Shattenkirk from the St. Louis.

Blues beat reporter Jeremy Rutherford said the deal will get done. There's still no mention of what the compensation will be and neither team has confirmed the deal. More details to come.
Feb 27 - 9:43 PM

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RW1T.J. Oshie
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