by Lauren Weiland
2 hours ago
Garnet Hathaway will start his new season in the NHL with the Bruins after he was traded to Boston by the Capitals on Thursday.
The forward has spent the last four seasons in Washington and has often been a thorn in the Bruins squad, but has provided the Capitals with a physical forward who can pose a threat in the bottom six.
Hathaway and Dmitry Orlov, who were traded to the Bruins for Craig Smith and a host of draft picks, traveled to Vancouver to meet their new team before the B-game against the Canucks on Saturday night. Before she dropped the disc, though, Hathaway took to Twitter To say goodbye to capitals fan base and express excitement for what’s to come.
“Since my wife and I arrived in D.C., it has felt like home. From Cap One to Medstar, and everywhere in between,” Hathaway posted on Twitter. “It’s where we found lifelong friends, met our selfless and brave first responders, and welcomed our kids.” In the world. It’s hard to say goodbye to the City, the fans and the Capitals organization, to my friends, neighbors and teammates who all welcomed me as soon as I arrived, I will always be very grateful for our good treatment. To all of you, thank you.
“We can’t wait to join the Bruins! I grew up in Maine and it’s been my dream to wear the B for a long time.”
It’s unclear if Hathaway will play Saturday night when the Bruins continue their wild ride against the Canucks at 7 p.m. ET.