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

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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. The 24-year old became a restricted free agent on July 1. Continue reading

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For Capitals’ Prospect Ilya Samsonov, “The Future Is Now”

For many, the anticipation began building more than four years ago, back in the spring of 2015. Any reasonable hockey fan knew the transition would take time, and patience would be required. The teenage phenom would need to spend two more seasons playing professionally in his homeland, then make the leap to North America. After another one or two years acclimating to the North American game, ideally he would be ready for his shot at the NHL. To quote the late, great George Allen, for Ilya Samsonov, “the future is now.” Continue reading

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2019-20 NHL Offseason Power Rankings

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After a flurry of trades and free agent signings, a lot of teams improved their rosters going into next season, while others dropped in the 2019 NHL offseason power rankings. While some attractive free agents remain on the market, NoVa Caps looks at where each team ranks going into the heart of summer. Continue reading

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

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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 the 25th overall pick. The contract carries an average annual value of $925,000. Continue reading

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Hurricanes Sign Ryan Dzingel To Two-Year, $6.75 Million Contract

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After forward Michael Ferland left Raleigh to sign a four-year contract, $14 million contract ($3.5 million AAV) with the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday, the Carolina Hurricanes announced on Friday morning that they have signed center Ryan Dzingel to a two-year contract worth $6.75 million ($3.375 million AAV) to replace him. Dzingel, 27, became an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Continue reading

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Burgdoerfer, Hughes Signings Add Veteran Presence to Hershey Blue Line

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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 back-end has a lot of young players that are likely not yet ready to carry such a heavy load, leaving the team in need of another veteran to help lead and mentor the youngsters. That need was filled on Thursday when Hershey inked Erik Burgdoerfer to an AHL contract and added Tommy Hughes to a deal for depth on the blueline. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Rookie Tournament Set To Take Place From September 5-10 In Nashville

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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 has primarily been in Estero, Florida the past few times they have done so. Continue reading

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

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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. Continue reading

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Winners And Losers Of The 2019 NHL Offseason So Far

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There has been a lot of big names on the move from around the NHL since the 2018-19 season ended. While some teams have taken major steps into Stanley Cup contention, others have taken a step back. NoVa Caps picks three winners and three losers from the offseason and reviews the decisions that they have made. Continue reading

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Ryan & Lucas Johansen Host Second Annual Charity Golf Classic


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Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation and Ryan and Lucas Johansen once again hosted the Ryan and Lucas Johansen Charity Golf Classic on Tuesday at the Swaneset Golf and Country Club in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia. This was the second year the Johansen brothers were naming-partners of the long-standing annual event. (Our post on last year’s event is here.) Continue reading

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