"I've been counted on to be a defensive player and to kill penalties and to play against other teams' top lines," the 6-foot-1, 225-pound Hannan said, essentially listing the very things the Capitals have been seeking.
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"It's been no secret ... they want to move ... to a younger team," Hannan said. "Going into the last year of your contract, things can happen like this. It's part of the business."