Category Archives: Washington Capitals

Capitals Sign 2019 First-Round Pick, Connor McMichael To Three-Year Entry-Level Deal

Photo: Jewels From The Crown The Washington Capitals announced on Friday afternoon that they have signed center Connor McMichael, the team’s first-round selection in the 2019 NHL Draft, to a three-year entry-level contract. The team selected the 18-year old with … 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’ Rookie Tournament Set To Take Place From September 5-10 In Nashville

Photo: Predators.com The Washington Capitals‘ annual rookie tournament will take place from Thursday, September 5 through Tuesday, September 10 in Nashville, Tennessee, just prior to the start of training camp. The Capitals have participated in the tournament regularly, though it … Continue reading

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Capitals Sign 2019 Second-Round Pick, Brett Leason To Three-Year Entry-Level Contract

Photo: Sportsnet The Washington Capitals announced on Thursday afternoon that they have signed forward Brett Leason, their second-round pick (56th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft, to a three-year entry-level contract that carries a cap hit of $750,000.

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Capitals Sign 2019 Third-Round Pick, Aliaksei Protas To Three-Year Entry-Level Contract

Photo: CHL.com The Washington Capitals announced on Wednesday morning that they have signed center Aliaksei Protas to a three-year entry-level contract, which carries a cap hit of $716,666. The Capitals selected Protas, 18, in the third-round (91st overall) of the … Continue reading

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NHL Sets Dates For Arbitration Hearings; Capitals’ Christian Djoos, Chandler Stephenson’s To Take Place On July 22, August 1, Respectively

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images The NHL released dates for salary arbitration hearings on Tuesday afternoon. Washington Capitals’ restricted free agents, defenseman Christian Djoos and forward Chandler Stephenson, will have their cases heard in front of a neutral arbitrator in … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Phil Housley

Photo: Getty Images Over their 45-year history, the Capitals have seen a number of notable defensemen don their sweater, with names such as Rod Langway, Al Iafrate, Calle Johansson, Sergei Gonchar, Mike Green, and John Carlson among the many who … Continue reading

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How Did Winning The Stanley Cup Really Impact Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin?

Photo: SportsHeadlines.news Some hockey pundits wondered whether Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin would see a drop off in his motivation and performance after a summer of partying after winning the Stanley Cup for the first time in his 13-year NHL career. But … Continue reading

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Bottom-Six Improvements: The Capitals Added More Lineup Flexibility with the Summer Additions

The Washington Capitals bottom-six forward rotation should be improved compared to a season ago. Continue reading

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A Closer Look At Capitals’ Free Agent Acquisitions: Brendan Leipsic

Photo: Jewels From The Crown After a one-goal performance from the Washington Capitals‘ fourth-line in the team’s seven-game series loss in the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, change to the trio was inevitable. After locking up forwards … Continue reading

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