Category Archives: Roster Moves

Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom: “I Had One Goal In Mind And That Was To Stay Here”

Photo: NBC Washington Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom held a press conference with GM Brian MacLellan and Team President Dick Patrick on Tuesday afternoon after he inked a five-year contract that carries a cap hit of $9.2 million.

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Capitals Re-assign Christian Djoos To AHL Hershey

The Washington Capitals reassigned defenseman Christian Djoos to the AHL’s Hershey Bears, the team announced on Saturday morning.

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12 Years Ago Today, Alex Ovechkin Signed The First $100 Million Contract In NHL History

Photo: @mikecommito Friday marked the 12-year anniversary of Washington Capitals signed captain Alex Ovechkin becoming the first player to sign a $100 million contract in NHL history. His contract was worth $124 million over 13 years ($9.54 million cap hit).

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Grading The Capitals’ Moves This Season At The Halfway Point

Photo: NBCSW As the midway point of the season has come and gone, it’s time to check in on how the Washington Capitals‘ offseason moves are looking so far. GM Brian MacLellan had a busy offseason after the Capitals’ first-round … Continue reading

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How Is The Radko Gudas-Matt Niskanen Trade Looking For The Capitals And Flyers Halfway Through The Season?

As the halfway point of the season came this week, it is time to look at the Washington Capitals‘ biggest change of the offseason, which came on June 14 when they traded defenseman Matt Niskanen to the Philadelphia Flyers in … Continue reading

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Capitals Recall Christian Djoos From AHL Hershey, Announce Michal Kempny, Radko Gudas Will Be Game-Time Decisions vs. Blue Jackets Due To Illness

Photo: NBCSW The Washington Capitals recalled defenseman Christian Djoos from the AHL’s Hershey Bears on Friday morning and announced that defensemen Radko Gudas and Michal Kempny will both be game-time decisions against the Columbus Blue Jackets (7 PM ET, NBC … Continue reading

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Quarterly Check-In: How The Capitals Should Approach The 2020 Offseason

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals have a big offseason up ahead. Center Nicklas Backstrom and goaltender Braden Holtby can both become unrestricted free agents on July 1 and forwards Alex Ovechkin and Jakub Vrana will both be eligible to sign … Continue reading

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Report: Devils Trade Taylor Hall To Coyotes

Photo: THN The New Jersey Devils dealt forward Taylor Hall and center Blake Spears to the Arizona Coyotes early Monday evening after the team scratched the 26-year old for the past two games due to “precautionary reasons.” The Devils acquired … Continue reading

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Capitals Acquire Fifth-Round Pick From Golden Knights In Exchange For Chandler Stephenson

Photo: Bleacher Report The Washington Capitals traded forward Chandler Stephenson to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, the team announced on Monday night.

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Report: Capitals Trade Chandler Stephenson To Golden Knights

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals traded forward Chandler Stephenson to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.

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