A longtime member of the Calgary Flames is heading to the U.S. Capital.  

The NHL team has traded Andrew Mangiapane to the Washington Capitals for a 2025 second-round draft pick. 

“Today’s trade provides us with an increase in valuable draft capital and we have continued to emphasize the importance of how upcoming drafts will influence the future of our franchise,” said Flames General Manager Craig Conroy, adding that the move gives the team more salary cap space and roster flexibility to make decisions at the start on Free Agency on Monday. 

Mangiapane, a sixth-round pick of the Flames in 2015 has spent his entire NHL career with the Flames. 

His best season came in 2021-22 when he scored 35 goals and 20 assists and added six more points in the playoffs. 

Last season, Mangiapane played 75 games and scored 14 goals and 26 assists. 

The trade comes on the eve of the 2024 NHL Draft in Las Vegas, where the Flames own the number nine pick. 

The speculation is that the Flames will select Tij Iginla, the son of Hall of Famer Jarome Iginla, with that pick.