The Washington Capitals yesterday traded left wing Nick Kypreos to the Hartford Whalers for right wing Mark Hunter and future considerations.
Hunter, 29, the brother of Capitals center Dale Hunter, was a member of Calgary's 1989 Stanley Cup championship team. He has played for Hartford for the past two seasons, getting 10 goals and 13 assists in 63 games last season. His 159 penalty minutes were the second most for the Whalers last season.
Kypreos, 26, was acquired by Washington in the waiver draft from Philadelphia in 1989, and scored four goals and had six assists in 65 games last season.