Craig Smith Traded to Capitals for Orlov, Hathaway

BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, February 23, that the team has acquired defenseman Dmitry Orlov and forward Garnet Hathaway from the Washington Capitals in exchange for forward Craig Smith , a 2023 first-round draft pick, a 2025 second-round draft pick and a 2024 third-round draft pick. Washington will retain 50 percent of Orlov’s salary.

The Minnesota Wild will also send the rights to forward Andrei Svetlakov to Boston and retain 25 percent of Orlov’s salary in exchange for the Bruins’ 2023 fifth-round draft pick.

Smith, 33, has skated in 42 games with Boston in 2022-23, tallying four goals and six assists for 10 points. The 6-foot, 204-pound forward has appeared in 831 career NHL games with Boston and Nashville, totaling 195 goals and 213 assists for 408 points. The Madison, Wisconsin native was originally selected by Nashville in the fourth round (98th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Orlov, 31, has appeared in 43 games with the Capitals in 2022-23, recording three goals and 16 assists for 19 points with a plus-two rating. The 5-foot-11, 214-pound defenseman has skated in 686 career NHL games all with the Capitals, totaling 60 goals and 196 assists for 256 points. The Novokuznetsk, Russia native was originally selected by Washington in the second round (55th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Hathaway, 31, has appeared in 59 games with the Capitals in 2022-23, posting nine goals and seven assists for 16 points with 52 penalty minutes and a plus-six rating. The 6-foot-3, 208-pound forward has appeared in 432 career NHL games with Washington and Calgary, totaling 54 goals and 62 assists for 116 points with 473 penalty minutes. The Kennebunkport, Maine native played collegiately at Brown University from 2010-14.