Category Archives: Defense

Lightning Sign Former Capitals Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk To One-Year, $1.75 Million Contract

Photo: Blueshirt Banter The Tampa Bay Lightning announced on Monday morning that they have signed defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to a one-year contract worth $1.75 million. The 30-year old became an unrestricted free agent on July 31 after the New York … Continue reading

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Capitals Assistant Coach Reid Cashman Gives “Building Deception In Your D[efense]” Presentation At 2019 Coaches Conference

Washington Capitals assistant coach Reid Cashman gave a presentation called “Building Deception In Your D[efense]” on the second day of the 2019 Hockey Coaches Conference at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario on Friday afternoon. Here are some highlights from his … Continue reading

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

Photo: Tori Hartman 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. … Continue reading

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Burgdoerfer, Hughes Signings Add Veteran Presence to Hershey Blue Line

Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire, Via Associated Press With the loss of veteran defenseman Aaron Ness in free agency and the pending departure of Ryan Sproul, Tyler Lewington was left as the lone veteran presence on the Hershey Bears’ blueline. The Hershey … Continue reading

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Capitals Get Martin Has With 153rd Overall Pick

Photo: Canucks Forum The Washington Capitals selected defenseman Martin Has with their fifth-round pick (153rd overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft. The 18-year old spent the past two seasons with Tappara U20 of the Jr. A SM-liiga in Finland. 

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Capitals Acquire Radko Gudas From Flyers In Exchange For Matt Niskanen

Photo: USA Today The Washington Capitals announced on Friday morning that the team acquired defenseman Radko Gudas from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Matt Niskanen. The Flyers will retain 30% of Gudas’ cap hit. The trade clears $3.395 … Continue reading

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After Being A Healthy Scratch With Blackhawks, Michal Kempny Has Become Pivotal Piece For Capitals

Photo: Sporting News When the Washington Capitals acquired defenseman Michal Kempny from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a third-round pick in the upcoming draft on February 19, 2018, it was considered a minor move around the NHL.

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Bounceback Season From Dmitry Orlov In 2019-20 Key For Capitals

Photo: NBC Sports Washington After a career-year and playing a key role in the Washington Capitals‘ Stanley Cup victory in 2017-18, defenseman Dmitry Orlov had a down year by his standards this past season. If the Capitals are going to … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why the Washington Capitals Should Remain in Playoff Contention in 2019-20

The Washington Capitals should be in the postseason mix for the 2019-20 season. Continue reading

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After Struggling In The Stanley Cup Playoffs, Nick Jensen Has A Lot To Prove In 2019-20 For Capitals

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images When defenseman Michal Kempny went down with a torn hamstring that ended his season in mid-March, a door opened for Nick Jensen to jump into the Washington Capitals‘ top-four defensive group and possibly get some time … Continue reading

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