Semyon Varlamov’s North American agent, Paul Theofanous, sent out the following statement from the goaltender early Saturday morning.

“I want to take this opportunity to say — Thank you to the Washington Capitals organization, the coaching, training and medical staff and the wonderful Caps’ fans for their support throughout my career and wish the organization nothing but the best.”

Varlamov was traded to Colorado on Friday for two draft picks after he and the Capitals could not reach an agreement on a new contract as rumors surfaced about him potentially leaving the NHL to play in the Kontinental Hockey League.