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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 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. Mar 16 - 6:18 PM
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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

According to TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger, the Washington Capitals may have some interest in Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk.

Shattenkirk is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and it sounds like the Blues will try to unload him before the trade deadline. The reported asking price is pretty high, but the Capitals could pay up to get the puck-moving defenseman. Acquiring him also means that they'll keep him away from division rivals Pittsburgh or the New York Rangers. If the Capitals can make this work, it would be a big acquisition for them.
Feb 27 - 9:02 PM

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Kevin Shattenkirk vetoed a trade that the Blues had in place with another team.

Shattenkirk reportedly turned down a seven-year, $42 million contract from the interested club, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie, so the trade fell apart about six weeks ago. It's believed that the team was the Tampa Bay Lightning. Sources say that the Blues will shop Shattenkirk as a rental player, which will probably hurt his value in a deal. It will be interesting to see what happens with the trade deadline quickly approaching.
Feb 24 - 10:59 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk registered three assists in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Shattenkirk picked up three primary assists on goals by Magnus Paajarvi (1-0), Vladimir Tarasenko (3-2) and Alex Steen (4-2). The Tarasenko and Steen goals were scored while the Blues were on the power play. Shattenkirk has now racked up 16 points in his last 16 games. The Blues will have to make an interesting decision with him because he's a pending unrestricted free agent and the odds of them re-signing him are slim. The only issue with getting rid of him is that the Blues are starting to win regularly under new head coach Mike Yeo. Shattenkirk is on pace to hit the 60-point mark this season. No matter which city he's playing in, he'll continue to be a strong fantasy asset.
Feb 17 - 12:00 AM

According to Nick Kypreos, unrestricted free agent-to-be Kevin Shattenkirk would be amenable to accepting a trade to Toronto or Montreal.

"I think on his wish list of long-term deals, he's got about 12 teams. I'm told two of them are Canadian teams. I think it's safe to say that he doesn't envision himself being an Edmonton Oiler or a Calgary Flame, but the feeling is Toronto and Montreal." Twelve teams and two within the proverbial Centers of the Hockey World, both Toronto and Montreal have the assets to exchange, but Montreal would still have to move salary to fit Shattenkirk's $4.25M cap hit. Stay tuned.
Feb 12 - 3:34 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk recorded his 25th assist of 2016-17 in Monday's 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

He had the primary helper on Paul Stastny's game winner when his point shot went off Stastny's skate. Shattenkirk has accumulated three goals and 10 points in the last 11 contests.
Feb 7 - 11:06 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk picked up his 10th game of the season with at least two points during Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Jets.

It was his seventh game with exactly two points when he collected his 10th and 11th goals of the season. In fact, it's the third time over his last five games in which the talented blue liner has potted a pair of points. He has 32 points in 47 games thus far.
Jan 21 - 7:25 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Shattenkirk cut Ottawa's lead to 3-2 late in the second period and he also helped set up Alexander Steen's power play goal early in the third period to make it 3-3. The Blues defenseman has four points in his last three contests. He has nine goals and 30 points in 45 games. It'll be interesting to see what the Blues will do with the pending unrestricted free agent. If they're unable to re-sign him, they could trade him before the deadline.
Jan 17 - 11:08 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk potted his eighth marker of the season Wednesday in a 6-3 win over Philadelphia.

It was his sixth power-play goal of 2016-17. He has produced 14 of his 24 points on the man advantage.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 09:57:00 AM

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