Beck Malenstyn began his pro career with Hershey. ©2024, Micheline Veluvolu, Rochester Americans

Sabres acquire Beck Malenstyn from Capitals in trade

LAS VEGAS – The Buffalo Sabres this morning traded the 43rd overall pick in the NHL Draft to the Washington Capitals in exchange for forward Beck Malenstyn.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Malenstyn, 26, is a pending restricted free agent.

Malenstyn compiled six goals, 21 points, 25 penalty minutes and a minus-1 rating for the Capitals last season. He has registered eight goals, 24 points, 36 penalty minutes and an even rating in 105 career NHL games.

He could have a bottom-six role with the Sabres.

The Capitals drafted Malenstyn in fifth round in 2016, 124th overall.

He won the Western Hockey League title with the Swift Current Broncos in 2018 and the Calder Cup with the Hershey Bears in 2023.

The Sabres still have the 42nd pick, which they acquired from the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, today at the NHL Draft.

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