Next up on our Washington Capitals player report card series we look at Garnet Hathaway’s final season with the team before he was traded with Dmitry Orlov to the Boston Bruins who took care of business on the Florida Panthers in Game 1 last night.
Hathaway played in 59 Caps games before the trade and recorded nine goals and seven assists for 16 points. He ended the year with 13 total goals as he added four with the Bruins.
Hathaway spent four seasons with the Capitals skating in 257 games recording 38 goals and 38 assists for 76 points. Hathaway was a plus 38 during his time with the Caps and a plus six this season while being a -1 with the Bruins.
Aside from his efforts on the ice which included a gritty style of play with 198 hits with the Capitals and 83 blocks.
Overall Hathaway has adapted to his new home in Boston which is a childhood dream of his. He said in an article by Chris Lomon for NHL PA:
"“In the meal room, Orly [Dmitry Orlov] and I sat down, and Marchy [Brad Marchand] came over and sat down. Instantly, it was that mutual respect of having competed hard against each other over the years. We made a connection, a bond, in knowing we are now on the same team, and we can joke about those times. Obviously, he’s really good at making light of situations, those difficult conversations that don’t turn out to be that way at all.”"
Hathaway ranked fifth on the Caps with a Corsi For percentage of 52.29 percent, a 55.02 percent Expected Goals For percentage, and a High Danger Chances For percentage of 57.46 percent, via Natural Stat Trick.
Grade B: Hathaway did what he had to do in this strange Caps season before getting traded. He not only gets a B for what he did on the ice but what he does for firefighters and first responders off the ice through his Hath’s Heroes program that he is probably continuing up there.