Kevin Shattenkirk played 19 regular season game for the Capitals, scoring 2 goals and 12 assists to go along with 46 shots on goal and an average ice time of 20:12 per game.
When he was acquired by the Capitals, GM Brian Maclellan said "Kevin is a skilled, puck moving defenseman who we think will help our team at even strength and on the power play."
Former Caps winger Justin Williams said, '"He's not just an offensive guy that's going to shy away when it gets tough. Yes, he's good offensively. But he doesn't back down, and that's what I like."
Capitals goalie Braden Holtby said that Shattenkirk is a patient, smart player and right after he was acquired said "e played with two different D partners he has never played with before and he looks like they've played together all year."
In the playoffs, Shattenkirk played in 13 games, only scoring one goal and 5 assists to go wit ha minus 4 rating and 18:27 per game.
Barry Trotz said that part of the struggles for Shattenkirk was that he wasn't playing the game in front of him and was trying to force things.
Trotz added though that Shattenkirk went into "reset mode" and that his game improved when he started moving his feet and making the right plays.
Shattenkirk said of his struggles at the time, "I was putting too much pressure on myself. If I'm trying to play outside of what I'm capable of, I'm no good to this team. And I think that was a big problem for me." (CSNMA)
Jeff Gorton was asked if they had any concern about his play with the Capitals and said that Rangers followed that series closely and felt that Shattenkirk was playing well and helping the Washington PP.
Gorton added, "we thought he was playing better than some people in the media, perhaps."
In the regular season, when Shattenkirk was on the ice for the Capitals they controlled 54% of the shot attempts, in the playoffs that number was 61%. (Hockey Ref)