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New Capitals Goaltender Darcy Kuemper: “I Ended Up With A Great Organization, Great Team, and I’m Really Excited”

Screen cap: @Capitals The Washington Capitals headed into the first day of free agency in need of two goaltenders, after trading Vitek Vanecek and not making a qualifying offer to Ilya Samsonov. General Manager Brian MacLellan accomplished both within a … Continue reading

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Andre Burakovsky Signs With Seattle Kraken On A Five-year, $27.5 Million Free Agent Contract

John Locher/Associated Press Former Washington Capitals and Colorado Avalanche forward Andre Burakovsky signed a five-year, $27.5 million deal with the Seattle Kraken on the first day of free agency. The deal reunites him with former Capitals teammate Philipp Grubauer.

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Defenseman Matt Irwin Returns to the Washington Capitals On a One-year Contract

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals re-signed veteran defenseman Matt Irwin to a one-year contract on the first day of free agency. The 34-year old spent the 2021-22 season with Washington.

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Carolina Hurricanes Acquire Defenseman Brent Burns From San Jose Sharks

Jeff Chiu/Associated Press After the New York Rangers acquired Vincent Trocheck in free agency, another Metropolitan Division team made headlines via trade, as the Carolina Hurricanes acquired longtime San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns.

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Metropolitan Division Deals: New York Rangers Sign Vincent Trocheck to Seven-Year Contract

NHL The New York Rangers likely surprised quite a few pundits when they played their way to the 2022 Eastern Conference Finals, losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. In the opening hour of free agency, the Rangers … Continue reading

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Hendrix Lapierre: “I Gained A Lot of Experience, But I’m Ready To Come Back in September and Make My Mark”

Joe Noyes Photography Hendrix Lapierre was somewhat of a surprise member of the Capitals’ inaugural lineup of the 2021-22 season, making the team as a 19-year old and scoring his first NHL goal in his first game. The 22nd overall … Continue reading

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“We’re Really, Really Happy With the Guys We Got”: Washington Capitals Assistant General Manager Ross Mahoney Evaluates the Rest of the Team’s 2022 NHL Entry Draft Selections

Photo: @Capitals The second and final day of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft saw the Washington Capitals select a total of six players after taking left wing Ivan Miroshnichenko with the 20th overall selection on July 7. At the forefront … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan: “We Got Free Agency Coming Up…We’ll Be Involved In All The Discussions About Goalies”

Screencap: Capitals On Friday, Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan spoke to the media following the second and final day of the 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal. He discussed the goaltending market, free agency, which starts on Wednesday, July 13 … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals 2022 First-Round Pick Ivan Miroshnichenko: “To Join the Capitals Is A Tremendous Honor”

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals have been renowned for drafting and developing some high-talent players in their 48-year history and on Thursday, July 7, added what they hope will be the next name on that list in Russian left wing … Continue reading

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Capitals Will “Explore All Opportunities” To Address Goaltending, Look From Within For Other Needs This Offseason, Says General Manager Brian MacLellan

Screenshot: Washington Capitals With the NHL offseason truly beginning to take hold, the Washington Capitals are just one of the league’s 32 clubs gearing up for the NHL Entry Draft on July 7, evaluating potential picks as well as preparing … Continue reading

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