The Washington Capitals traded left wing Bob Joyce, center Tyler Larter and defenseman Kent Paynter to the Winnipeg Jets yesterday for center Simon Wheeldon and left wings Craig Duncanson and Brent Hughes.
Wheeldon, Duncanson and Hughes finished first, third and fourth, respectively, in scoring last season for Winnipeg's American Hockey League affiliate, the Moncton Hawks.
Joyce, Larter and Paynter spent most of the 1990-91 season with the Capitals' AHL affiliate, the Baltimore Skipjacks.
Joyce, 24, a Winnipeg native, had 10 goals and eight assists in 36 games for the Skipjacks, and three goals and three assists in 17 games with the Capitals. Larter, 23, scored 21 goals and had 21 assists for the Skipjacks, and Paynter, 26, had 10 goals and 17 assists in 43 games for Baltimore.