#4 Brenden Dillon
Dilly Dilly! I protected Brenden Dillon on my list but the Caps ultimately went with protecting Trevor van Riemsdyk. Their strategy was challenging the Kraken to take one of their defensemen but you’ll find out in the next few slides who the Kraken apparently took instead.
Dillon had two goals and 17 assists for 19 points and a 50.40 Corsi For percentage. The Caps acquired him at the trade deadline before the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic hit. Despite the short time, he found a home in D.C. and the Caps extended him to a contract with a cap hit of $3.9 million.