Category Archives: Defense

Capitals Sign Brooks Orpik To One-Year Contract Worth $1 Million

Photo: BC Interruption The Washington Capitals signed defenseman Brooks Orpik to a one-year contract worth $1 million, the team announced on Tuesday afternoon. 

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Sophomore Expectations: What to Expect From Christian Djoos in His Second Season in the NHL

In a season filled with many firsts for the Capitals, both individually and as a team, one of the biggest storylines heading into the season and subsequently a common discussion point, was the development of former top defensive prospect Christian … Continue reading

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Capitals Re-Sign Madison Bowey To Two-Year Contract Worth $2 Million

Photo: Zimbio The Washington Capitals re-signed defenseman Madison Bowey to a two-year contract worth $2 million ($1 million AAV), the team announced early Thursday evening. The defenseman became a restricted free agent on July 1. 

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Djoos in the Driver’s Seat: Christian Djoos Will Look to Build on Memorable Rookie Season in 2018-19

Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images At the start of what turned out to be the franchise’s first championship season, the biggest question the team faced was the addition of two rookie defensemen to their defensive unit after the loss of several … Continue reading

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How Will The Capitals Replace Brooks Orpik?

Photo: The Capitals have done a great job of keeping the core pieces intact from their Stanley Cup run by re-signing key players such as defenseman John Carlson, defenseman Michal Kempny, and forward Devante Smith-Pelly, but they had to … Continue reading

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Not All Heroes Wear Helmets: The Story of Craig “Woody” Leydig’s Stanley Cup Celebration

Photo: NBC Sports It’s a moment in time that no Capitals fan will ever forget. There was 0.06 seconds on the clock in the third period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. The face off was set to … Continue reading

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Capitals Sign Martin Fehervary To Three-Year Entry-Level Contract

Photo: Sport The Washington Capitals announced Sunday morning that they have signed defenseman Martin Fehervary to a three-year entry-level contract with an annual average value of $925,000. 

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Michal Kempny Signs Four-Year Contract Worth $10 Million With Capitals

Photo: Defenseman Michal Kempny signed a four-year contract worth $10 million ($2.5 million AAV) with the Washington Capitals on Friday morning. The 27-year old could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1. 

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Michal Kempny Reaches Multi-year Deal with the Capitals

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Re-signing top priority and pending free agent defenseman John Carlson, as well as playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly, Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan has checked off yet another player on his re-signing to-do list. According to … Continue reading

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Report: Capitals “Very Close” To Hiring Todd Reirden As Head Coach

Photo: NHL via Getty Images The Capitals are ‘very close’ to hiring Todd Reirden as their new head coach, according to Bucci Mane of He said it could be announced today. Mane reported the news on Thursday morning. 

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