The Washington Capitals acquired defenseman Tom Gilbert from the Los Angeles Kings for future considerations, the teams announced Wednesday.
Gilbert, 34, will report to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.
Gilbert recorded five points (one goal, four assists) in 18 games with the Kings this season. In addition, he had an assist in five games with the Ontario Reign of the AHL.
Originally a fourth-round selection by Colorado in the 2002 draft, Gilbert has played in 11 NHL seasons with Montreal, Florida, Minnesota, Edmonton and Los Angeles. In 655 career regular-season games, he owns 223 points (45 goals, 178 assists) and 198 penalty minutes. In 17 career Stanley Cup playoff games, Gilbert has two goals, three assists and 16 penalty minutes.