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Trade: Washington, Toronto flip minor-leaguers

Mar 14, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT

The Washington Capitals continued to shuffle the organizational deck on Thursday, acquiring forward Nicolas Deschamps from Toronto in exchange for Kevin Marshall.

Deschamps, 23, was taken 35th overall by Anaheim at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

A former scoring standout with QMJHL Chicoutimi, Deschamps spent a few years with the Ducks organization before being traded to Toronto for Luca Caputi last January.

He has 7G-9A-16PTS in 50 games with the Toronto Marlies this season.

Marshall, 24, was taken 41st overall in 2007 by Philadelphia, and appeared in 10 games with the Flyers during the 2011-12 season.

He is perhaps best known as the guy who got down with his bad self to Mac Miller’s “Knock Knock” during HBO’s 24/7:

Marshall was traded to Washington last year and has spent all his time with AHL Hershey, racking up 1G-4A-5PTS in 52 games this season.

Earlier today, the Caps acquired AHL defenseman Chay Genoway from Minnesota.

  1. phillyphanatic77 - Mar 14, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    The Flyers should have never traded Marshall away in the first place. He has the ability to be a #6-7 depth defenseman, which the Flyers currently need. And all we got was a career minor leaguer, Ford, who we just traded. Marshall may never be a regular but the Flyers could use his depth right now.

    • ml3939 - Mar 14, 2013 at 4:28 PM

      And he is an excellent dancer in the lockeroom.

  2. mclovinhockey - Mar 14, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Yeah I find it funny that the two players who were in the Marshall ford trade both got traded this week.

  3. mbhockey13 - Mar 14, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    So Deschamps is 20, yet was drafted in 2008? So I guess that means he was 15 when he was drafted. I’m shocked I didn’t hear more about such a thing.

    • Mike Halford - Mar 14, 2013 at 5:56 PM

      He’s 23. Typo. I have fat fingers, so the zero and 3 are within legit striking distance.

  4. withseidelinn - Mar 15, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Deschamps is a bust, no idea about this Hamilton guy. Although I like him from the video.

    • withseidelinn - Mar 15, 2013 at 1:11 PM

      Marshall****

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