Category Archives: Roster Moves

Creatures of Habit: Brian MacLellan’s Familiar Business Partners

While it may be hard to believe, Brian MacLellan has been the General Manager of the Washington Capitals for eight years. Since being named to the post held by his predecessor George McPhee for 17 seasons in April 2014, MacLellan … Continue reading

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“I Think We Ran Out of Time to Wait For It”: Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan Talks Overhauling Goaltending, Free Agency Decisions

Screen cap: @Capitals After a busy first day of free agency, Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan spoke with the media at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on the decisions made by the team to address a number of their roster needs.

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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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Recap Of The 7 Selections Made By The Washington Capitals In The 2022 NHL Entry Draft

Photo: Steven Ellis/The Hockey News Another NHL Entry Draft is in the books, as the 2022 draft concluded on Friday. The Washington Capitals were busy, selecting seven players: three left wingers, two centers, and two defenseman.

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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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Capitals Place Dennis Cholowski on Waivers; Re-Assign Brett Leason to AHL

Photo: NHL.com On Tuesday, the Washington Capitals placed defenseman Dennis Cholowski on waivers, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. The Capitals also re-assigned forward Brett Leason to the AHL’s Hershey Bears.

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Capitals Recall Brett Leason and Pheonix Copley From Taxi Squad, Re-Assign Hunter Shepard to the Hershey Bears

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images In the wake of the news that captain Alex Ovechkin would miss the 2022 NHL All-Star Game due to testing positive for the coronavirus, and ahead of their game against the Edmonton Oilers, the Washington … Continue reading

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Capitals Recall Michael Sgarbossa, Zach Fucale From Taxi Squad

Photo: NHL.com On Friday, the Washington Capitals announced they have recalled forward Michael Sgarbossa and goaltender Zach Fucale (goaltender exemption) from the taxi squad.

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Capitals’ Backstrom, Oshie Out With Non-COVID Illness; Schultz, Sprong, Jensen Activated From Protocol List

Prior to their tilt against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday, the Washington Capitals made several transactions and scratches, which include center Nicklas Backstrom and right-wing T.J. Oshie not playing today due to non-COVID-19 illnesses.

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Linemates All Along The Way – The Hockey Journey of Brett Leason and Aliakei Protas

Photo: Prince Albert Raiders This is the story of two young hockey players, born just 20 months apart and nearly half a world away from each other, who would eventually become teammates and linemates in the WHL, the AHL and … Continue reading

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