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Joseph Motzko
Joseph Motzko
Right Wing
Number: 41
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 184
Shoots: Right
Born: Mar 14, 1980
Birthplace: Bemidji, MN, United States
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 10, 2007
Begins his first year with the Capitals after winning the Stanley Cup with Anaheim last season.  

Was a member of the 2007 Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks, seeing action in three playoff games including one in the finals … Played in seven games for CBJ before being traded to ANA (1/26) … Recorded his first career NHL point, a goal against CHI (1/16) … Played in 33 games for Syracuse before the trade, notching 36 points (13g-23a) … Had four points (1g-3a) at Iowa (10/21) … Dished out three assists in the next game against Rochester (10/27) … Recorded points (5g-5a) in eight straight games (11/22-12/9) … Had two assists against Albany (12/23) and two PPG against Toronto (12/27) … Skated in 34 games for Portland (AHL) and had 29 points (15g-14a) … Had two goals in wins against Worcester (2/23), Bridgeport (3/25) and Springfield (3/31) … Had four multiple-assist games and eight multiple-point games.

2005-06: Played in two games for CBJ … Saw action in 61 games for Syracuse and notched 61 points (27g-34a) … Had two assists in three of his first seven games … Scored four GWGs during the season … Tallied a hat trick and an assist against Cleveland (1/21) … Repeated the performance against Binghamton (3/24) … Had three assists at Toronto (4/9).
2004-05: Played 79 games for Syracuse and had 66 points (28g-38a) … Played in three playoff games.
2003-04: Played in two games for CBJ, including his first career NHL game, 2/2 at PHX … Dressed for 70 games for Syracuse, recording 24 assists and 41 points … Appeared in seven playoff games, recording four points (2g-2a).
2002-03: Played two games for Syracuse after completing his college career.

College Career
Played four years at St. Cloud State (WCHA) and is fourth in school history with 142 points … His 52 goals rank 11th in school history and his 90 assists place him third … His 12 GWGs are the second most in school history.
2002-03: His senior year was his best as a collegian, as he recorded 42 points (17g-25a) in 38 games … Had eight PPGs and three SHGs … Had two goals at Ferris State (10/12) … Collected three points (1g-2a) against Rensselaer (11/1), North Dakota (11/8) and Alaska Anchorage (3/1) … Dished out four assists against Denver (12/14) … Had a goal and three assists at Michigan Tech (2/1) … Helped lead the Huskies to the NCAA Tournament.
2001-02: Skated in 39 games and had 39 points (9g-30a) … Had four PPGs and two GWGs … Notched a goal and an assist against Maine to help the Huskies win the Ice Breaker Championship (10/13) … Had four assists against Michigan Tech (10/19) … Amassed three points (1g-2a) against Alabama-Huntsville (2/2) … Recorded five points (1g-4a) as the Huskies eliminated Minnesota-Duluth in the first round of the WCHA Tournament (3/8-3/9) … Had two assists in a 4-2 first-round NCAA Tournament loss to Michigan (3/22).
2000-01: In 41 games he had 37 points (17g-20a) … Posted five PPGs and four GWGs … Recorded three points (2g-1a) against Bemidji State (10/21) … Team finished the year 31-9-1, setting school records for most wins and fewest losses in a season.
1999-2000: Skated in 36 games as a freshman and had 24 points (9g-15a) … Had three PPGs and four GWGs

Junior Career
1998-99: Played in 51 games for Omaha (USHL) … Had 36 points (15g-21a) … Racked up 60 PIM … Had seven goals and three assists in 12 playoff games.

Signed as a free agent by Columbus on May 15, 2003 … Traded to Anaheim by Columbus on Jan. 26, 2007 with Mark Hartigan and a conditional draft pick for Zenon Konopka, Curtis Glencross and a fourth-round pick in the 2007 Entry Draft … Signed as a free agent by Washington on July 10, 2007.