Tag Archives: Defenseman

Dmitry Orlov’s Performance in 2021: Trending Upward

The 2020-21 season saw Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov prove once again that he is a reliable Top 4, even top pairing blueliner, in today’s NHL. After being a part of the Capitals’ best defensive pairing during their Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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Capitals Trade Christian Djoos to Anaheim Ducks in Exchange for Daniel Sprong

After trading for forward Ilya Kovalchuk yesterday evening, the Washington Capitals dealt defenseman Christian Djoos to the Anaheim Ducks on the NHL Trade Deadline on Monday afternoon.

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“I’d Never Had Grilled Cheese Before”: Capitals 2018 First-Round Pick Alexander Alexeyev Talks First Professional Season, Life in America, Alex Ovechkin, and More

HERSHEY, PA — Alexander Alexeyev is one of the Capitals’ most heavily-prized prospects, and as the team’s first-round draft pick in 2018, there are a number of expectations placed upon him by both the team and fans alike. After making … Continue reading

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Jonas Siegenthaler Scores First NHL Goal Against the Vegas Golden Knights

Rob Carr/Getty Images Capitals defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler had played in 43 NHL games prior to the Caps’ Saturday night contest against the Vegas Golden Knights at Capital One Arena. The former second-round pick (57th overall in 2015) had earned a … Continue reading

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In the Nick of Time: How Has Nick Jensen Fared in Washington?

On February 22, 2019, the Capitals acquired Nick Jensen and a 2019 5th round pick (used to draft Arseni Gritsyuk) from the Detroit Red Wings for Madison Bowey and a 2020 2nd round draft selection. The Capitals were looking to … Continue reading

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Make it Eight! John Carlson Extends Point Streak to Eight Games With Second Period Goal

NHL Heading into Tuesday night’s game against the Calgary Flames, Capitals defenseman John Carlson was already having himself one heck of a week, having been named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week and heading into the game against Calgary … Continue reading

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John Carlson Passes Sergei Gonchar on the Capitals’ All-Time Scoring List for Defensemen, Now Fourth All-Time

Washington Capitals Entering the 2019-20 season, Capitals defenseman and new alternate captain John Carlson looked to build upon a career-best 70-point campaign in 2018-19, for which he finished fourth in Norris Trophy voting. Through eight games, Carlson’s scorching hot start … Continue reading

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Early October Fun Around the NHL: Highlight Goals, Stick Throws, and Crowd Taunts

The first week of the 2019-20 NHL regular season has been extremely eventful. 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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Playoff Orpik: The Two Goals That Are Unforgettable

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