The Washington Times - November 19, 2012, 04:40PM

The Washington Capitals used a 2008 draft pick acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers to take defenseman John Carlson. The Flyers got Steve Eminger in return.

Saturday night, more than four years later, Carlson will play for a Philadelphia team. No, not the Flyers, but he’ll be on the Philly side in the Operation Hat Trick charity game in Atlantic City. Ex-Caps and current Rangers center Jeff Halpern is set to play for the New York team.


The game is 7 p.m. at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., and it benefits Hurricane Sandy victims. Specifically, proceeds go to the Empire Relief Fund, NJ Hurricane Relief Fund and American Red Cross.

It’s about a 3 1/2-hour drive from the D.C. area to Atlantic City. The game will be broadcast on 97.3 FM in Philadelphia. Live stream can be found here.

Here’s a look at the tentative rosters for the game:


Corey Perry - Brad Richards* - Bobby Ryan

Daniel Alfredsson - Jeff Halpern - James Neal

Ville Leino - Brian Boyle - Taylor Pyatt

Matt Martin - Arron Asham

Dan Girardi - Marc Staal

Steve Eminger - Mike Komisarek

Henrik Lundqvist

Coach: Vinny Guadagnino (from Jersey Shore)


James van Riemsdyk - Steven Stamkos - Wayne Simmonds

Scott Hartnell* - Daniel Carcillo - Steve Downie

Simon Gagne - David Clarkson - Justin Williams

Jody Shelley

Kimmo Timonen - Braydon Coburn

P.K. Subban - John Carlson

Andy Greene

Marty Brodeur

Coach: Rick Tocchet