Two days after forward Marty Erat confirmed he’s asked the Capitals to trade him, the agent for defenseman Dmitry Orlov said he has asked general manager George McPhee to trade the 22-year-old blue liner. “Obviously, what Dmitry would like is to be traded,” agent Mark Gandler told CSNWashington.com Wednesday, “because he has no future in Washington whatsoever, zero chance for him. “I think his value as a player is diminishing with every day and the team is losing valuable time and also ruining his career.” Taken by the Capitals in the second round of the 2009 NHL draft, Orlov played 60 games under Dale Hunter two seasons ago and played five more games under Adam Oates last season. This year, he has been recalled from the Hershey Bears five times but has yet to play a game for the Capitals. In 10 games for the Hershey Bears Orlov is fourth on the team in scoring with three goals and six assists for nine points. Gandler and McPhee confirmed that Orlov, who is in the final year of his three-year entry-level contract, has a clause in it that states he has the right to play in the Kontinental Hockey League if he is on the Capitals’ roster fewer than 30 days before Jan. 1. Orlov has spent 19 days on the Caps’ roster, all of them as a practice player.
Dmitry Orlov's agent demands a trade from Caps
CSN Washington | Nov 28