Updated list of Signed/Unsigned Players and Remaining Salary Cap

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As Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan promised, July 1 was a relatively quiet day (so far) on the Free Agency front. The Caps did sign Forward Stanislav Galiev to a two-year deal, at $575,000 per year and signed Pittsburgh Defenseman Taylor Chorney to a one year contract at $700,000.  It is assumed Chorney will be penciled in for the 7th Defenseman. position.  The two year deal for Galiev presumably sets a final time limit for Galiev to prove his wares. At 10:30 pm, news broke that the Caps have signed L.A. Kings Forward Justin Williams for 2 years, at $3,250,000 per year.  On Thursday, the Capitals traded Troy Brouwer, Phonix Copley and a 3rd round pick in 2016 for T.J. Oshie of the St. Louis Blues.  The contract differential will cost the Capitals $508,000 additional against the salary cap. (T.J. Oshie makes $4,175,000 and Brouwer makes $3,666,666)

As a result of the signings the Capitals are now $13,900,000 under the salary cap, with Holtby, Kuznetsov and Johannson still to sign.  The good news, assuming Holtby gets around $5.5 million, Kuznetsov around $3.5 million and Johansson around $3 million, the team will still have some money to play with, around $3 million for a big signing.  The following is an updated list of the status of all of the Capitals 2015 free agcnts.

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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