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SIGNING: Capitals Sign Brooks Orpik 5yrs./$27.5M ($5.5M Cap Hit)

JULY 1, 2014 – ARLINGTON – The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Brooks Orpik to a five-year, $27.5 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. “We are very excited to welcome Brooks to Washington,” said MacLellan. “We feel Brooks’ leadership and experience will greatly enhance our defense for years to come. Brooks plays tough minutes against ...Full Article

SIGNING: Capitals Sign Matt Niskanen 7yrs./$40.25M ($5.75M Cap Hit)

JULY 1, 2014 – ARLINGTON – The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Matt Niskanen to a seven-year, $40.25 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. “We ...Full Article

Capitals Promote Brian MacLellan to GM, Name Barry Trotz Coach

May 26, 2014 — ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have promoted Brian MacLellan to senior vice president and general manager and named Barry Trotz as the team’s coach, ...Full Article

Capitals Release McPhee and Oates

APRIL 27, 2014 – BOSTON – Vice President and general manager, George McPhee, was in the last year of his contract with the Washington Capitals and the team’s majority ...Full Article

Crosby, Ovechkin & Quick Capture Ross, Rocket, Jennings Trophies

APRIL 13, 2014 – NEW YORK — The 2013-14 National Hockey League regular season concluded tonight with Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby capturing his second career Art Ross Trophy ...Full Article

When Is a 40-Plus Goal Scorer a Liability?

APRIL 2, 2014 — BOSTON — A shut out of the Washington Capitals in their own arena, by the Dallas Stars, on Tuesday night saw Jaroslav Halak pulled after ...Full Article

Henrik Sedin Out of Sochi Olympics: Rib Injury Persists

FEBRUARY 7, 2014 — VANCOUVER — Henrik Sedin announced that he is unfit to play for Team Sweden at the Olympics.  He will be replaced by Marcus Johansson of ...Full Article

Ovechkin, Jones, Hutton NHL 3 Stars of the Week

NEW YORK (Dec. 16, 2013) – Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Martin Jones and Nashville Predators goaltender Carter Hutton have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

Top Fantasy Pickups for NHL Week Six

NOVEMBER 15, 2013 – Here’s a look at Hockeytalk’s favorite fantasy hockey pickups for NHL week six: Shane Doan, Phoenix Coyotes (LW, RW) – Doan is a quality fantasy ...Full Article

Pominville, Fleury, Chimera 3 Stars of the Week Ending Nov 3

NEW YORK (Nov. 4, 2013) – Minnesota Wild right wing Jason Pominville, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

Ovechkin, Eller, Fleury NHL 3 Stars of the Week

OCTOBER 7, 2013 — NEW YORK — Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin, Montreal Canadiens center Lars Eller and Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

Ovechkin to Carry Torch for Russia

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 – ARLINGTON — Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will be the first Russian Torchbearer for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee ...Full Article

Bruins and Capitals Test New Helmet Rule

SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 — BOSTON — During the Boston Bruins’ tilt against the Washington Capitals on Monday night, while there weren’t many goals to be found, there were quite ...Full Article

Capitals Re-Sign Marcus Johansson: 2yrs./$4M

SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 — ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Marcus Johansson to a two-year, $4 million contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced ...Full Article

Grabovski Signs 1yr./$3M Deal with Capitals

AUGUST 23, 2013 — WASHINGTON — Mikhail Grabovski, 29-year-old forward who, upon his buyout courtesy his former employer, the Toronto Maple Leafs, called coach Randy Carlyle a “(Expletive) idiot,” ...Full Article

Capitals Sign Forward Brandon Segal to 2-Way Deal

AUGUST 20, 2013 — ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed forward Brandon Segal to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Segal, ...Full Article

Ovechkin Wins 3rd Hart

CHICAGO (June 15, 2013) — Right wing Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals has won the Hart Memorial Trophy for 2012-13, awarded “to the player adjudged to be the ...Full Article

Fan Fest and Capitals Convention Highlight Upcoming Capitals Events

JUNE 12, 2013 — ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will host Fan Fest at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and the 2013 Capitals Convention presented by GEICO at the Walter ...Full Article

Crosby, Ovechkin, Tavares Hart Trophy Nominees

NEW YORK (May 10, 2013) – Center Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, right wing Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals and center John Tavares of the New York ...Full Article

Ovechkin, Elliott & Stepan 3 Stars of the Month / Yakupov Rookie of Month

NEW YORK (April 29, 2013) – Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin, St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott and New York Rangers center Derek Stepan have been named the ...Full Article

Ovechkin Captures Rocket Richard Trophy for Most Goals

APRIL 28, 2018 — ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin led the NHL in goals in the 2012-13 regular season, which completed tonight, earning him the Maurice ...Full Article

Capitals Clinch Playoff Berth With Win Over Jets

APRIL 24, 2013 — I don’t even think the Washington Capitals could have predicted this a couple months ago. Clinching a Southeast Division title had to be the furthest ...Full Article

What Do Oates’ Critics Say Now? Ovechkin Surges

APRIL 11, 2013 — Well, what do the critics have to say now? When the NHL season finally got underway, new head coach Adam Oates asked Alex Ovechkin to ...Full Article

Ovechkin, Elliott, Lundqvist 3 Stars of the Week

NEW YORK (April 8, 2013) – Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott and New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist have been named the ...Full Article

Future Shock: Predators Trade Top Scorer Erat to Capitals for Filip Forsberg; Scott Hannan to Sharks for 7th Rd Pick

Ed. Note: It makes a lot of sense to deal away your top scorer if your top scorer has four goals.  In this case, one of the league’s best ...Full Article

Ovechkin, Backstrom & Kadri NHL 3 Stars of the Week

NEW YORK (March 25, 2013) – Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom and Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

Capitals Extend G Braden Holtby: 2Yrs/$3.7M

FEBRUARY 25, 2013 — ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed goaltender Braden Holtby to a two-year, $3.7 million contract extension, vice president and general manager George McPhee ...Full Article

Capitals Hope to Overcome Loss of Backstrom

JANUARY 12, 2012 — The Washington Capitals have faced many challenges over the past year and a half, ranging from early playoff exits to sub-standard offensive output from stars ...Full Article