Each October we present our annual “Tale of the Tape” report for each team in the NHL. The report details the average age, average height and average weight for each NHL team at the start of the season. While this year’s report will be delayed due to COVID-19 and pushed closer to opening day, we have begun looking at some of the numbers now that free agency is essentially in the rear view. First up, average age.
Last October the Capitals had the 10th oldest team in the league, with an average age of 27.9 years entering the 2019-20 season.
The average age of an NHL player was 27.3 years old.
The current Capitals roster has aged almost two full years since last years “Tale Of The Tape“, with a current average age at 29.3 years, making them the second oldest team in the NHL.
The current average age of each team, as of today: [Age data provided by Cap Friendly]
The average age for the league is currently 27.7 years of age.
The Metropolitan Division continues to get younger for the most part, with the Rangers, having the league’s youngest team at 25.3 years. The Capitals are nearly a year older than the next oldest team, the New York Islanders, and nearly four years older than the Rangers.
Obviously these values can and will change with each addition or subtraction to the team’s roster. We still project the Capitals will make at least one or two more moves to acquire a winger and to shed some salary, which could lower the Capitals average age substantially.
Additionally, the Capitals could add one or two prospects to the opening night roster, which would reduce their average age, but that can be said for any team.
We will publish our official annual “Tale of the Tape” when training camp and the start of the season rolls around. Stay tuned.
PREVIOUS TALES OF THE TAPE:
- 2019-2020 “Capitals Tale Of The Tape”
- 2018-2019 “Capitals Tale Of The Tape”
- 2017-2018 “Capitals Tale Of The Tape”
- 2016-2017 “Capitals Tale Of The Tape”
- 2015-2016 “Capitals Tale Of The Tape”
By Jon Sorensen