Capitals Re-sign Jakub Vrana To Two-Year, $6.7 Million Contract

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The Washington Capitals announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have re-signed forward Jakub Vrana to a two-year contract that carries a cap hit of $3.35 million per season. The 23-year-old became a restricted free agent on July 1.

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Eastern Conference Supremacy: Which Teams Will Challenge the Capitals the Most in 2019-20?

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It was a challenging year for the Capitals in 2018-19 season.  Coming off a huge Stanley Cup celebration in 2018, the Capitals had the bullseye on their back coming into every game last season.  While the Capitals did not carry the Stanley Cup celebration into the summer of 2019, the Capitals will enter the upcoming season as a contender for the Stanley Cup. Continue reading

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Former Capital Andre Burakovsky Signs One-Year, $3.25 Million Contract With Avalanche

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The Colorado Avalanche announced on Monday that they have signed Andre Burakovsky to a one-year contract worth $3.25 million. Burakovsky was a restricted free agent. The Avalanche acquired the 23-year old from the Washington Capitals in exchange for second- and third-round picks in the 2020 NHL Draft on June 28. Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Uniform Numbers From Today and Yesterday- Multiples Of 7

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Over the summer, the Washington Capitals have signed a trio of players in free agency: forwards Richard Panik, Garnet Hathaway, and Brendan Leipsic.  The Capitals issued the following uniform numbers to them: Panik will wear #14, Hathaway will wear #21, and Leipsic will wear #28.  The Caps currently project Hathaway and Leipsic to man the fourth line while Panik will have a role on the third line. Continue reading

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Offseason Changes Will Impact Capitals’ Special Teams This Season


The Washington Capitals have seen plenty of change since the end of last season. While Capitals’ fans have a pretty good idea of what the team’s lineup will look like on October 2, there are some holes in the special teams from the losses of forward Brett Connolly, forward Andre Burakovsky, and defenseman Matt Niskanen. NoVa Caps takes a look at how the Capitals’ special-teams lineups will take shape for the 2019-20 season. Continue reading

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For Capitals Prospect Sebastian Walfridsson, A Change Of Scenery And A New Start

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Since being selected by the Washington Capitals in the 5th round of the draft in 2017, the career path hasn’t gone the way defensemen Sebastian Walfridsson was hoping for. After two seasons with little playing time for Modo Hockey in the Swedish second division, Walfridsson earlier this summer transferred to league rival Södertälje SK. The competition has been high in Modo, and Walfridsson hopes to get a bigger, more offensive role with Södertälje. Continue reading

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Capitals Re-sign Colby Williams To One-Year, Two-Way Contract

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The Washington Capitals announced on Saturday afternoon that they have re-signed defenseman Colby Williams to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal carries a cap hit of $700,000 at the NHL level and $90,000 at the AHL level. The 24-year old became a restricted free agent on July 1. Continue reading

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For Capitals’ Prospect Ilya Samsonov, “The Future Is Now”

For many, the anticipation began building more than four years ago, back in the spring of 2015. Any reasonable hockey fan knew the transition would take time, and patience would be required. The teenage phenom would need to spend two more seasons playing professionally in his homeland, then make the leap to North America. After another one or two years acclimating to the North American game, ideally he would be ready for his shot at the NHL. To quote the late, great George Allen, for Ilya Samsonov, “the future is now.” Continue reading

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2019-20 NHL Offseason Power Rankings

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After a flurry of trades and free agent signings, a lot of teams improved their rosters going into next season, while others dropped in the 2019 NHL offseason power rankings. While some attractive free agents remain on the market, NoVa Caps looks at where each team ranks going into the heart of summer. Continue reading

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Capitals Sign 2019 First-Round Pick, Connor McMichael To Three-Year Entry-Level Deal

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The Washington Capitals announced on Friday afternoon that they have signed center Connor McMichael, the team’s first-round selection in the 2019 NHL Draft, to a three-year entry-level contract. The team selected the 18-year old with the 25th overall pick. The contract carries an average annual value of $925,000. Continue reading

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