27-9-2019 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Alex Ovechkin is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Nicklas Bäckström is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Aaron Ness is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Pheonix Copley hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Lars Eller has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Braden Holtby has been chilly and allowed 14 goals in 3 games. Chandler Stephenson has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Riley Barber is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



26-9-2019 Nicklas Bäckström frustrated
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Bäckström feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Nicklas Bäckström was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 823 NHL games during his career, notching 238 goals and adding 570 assists along with 368 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center has played 7 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 0 PIM.


26-9-2019 T.J. Oshie frustrated
Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, T.J. Oshie was originally drafted to the NHL by the St-Louis Blues in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 694 NHL games during his career, notching 180 goals and adding 292 assists along with 291 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 7 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 7 PIM.


24-9-2019 Vitek Vanecek frustrated
Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Vitek Vanecek was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 2014 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season.


23-9-2019 Taylor Chorney frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman Taylor Chorney feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Taylor Chorney was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 293 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 33 assists along with 73 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has played 6 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 4 PIM.


23-9-2019 Christian Djoos frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman Christian Djoos feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Christian Djoos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 7th round of the 2012 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season.


22-9-2019 Chandler Stephenson frustrated
Washington Capitals center Chandler Stephenson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Chandler Stephenson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 3rd round of the 2012 entry draft. He has appeared in 138 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 14 assists along with 32 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season.


22-9-2019 Tim Mcgauley frustrated
Washington Capitals center Tim Mcgauley feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tim Mcgauley, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old center has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season.


21-9-2019 John Carlson frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, John Carlson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2008 entry draft. He has appeared in 624 NHL games during his career, notching 68 goals and adding 237 assists along with 170 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman has played 6 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 0+4=4 with 0 PIM.


20-9-2019 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Alex Ovechkin is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Nicklas Bäckström is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Derek Stepan has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Pheonix Copley hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Lars Eller has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Braden Holtby has been chilly and allowed 9 goals in 2 games. Chandler Stephenson has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



17-9-2019 Tyler Graovac frustrated
Washington Capitals center Tyler Graovac feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tyler Graovac was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 7th round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 27 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 1 assists along with 10 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season.


14-9-2019 Nicklas Bäckström frustrated
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Bäckström feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Nicklas Bäckström was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 819 NHL games during his career, notching 236 goals and adding 568 assists along with 368 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center has played 3 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 0 PIM.


13-9-2019 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Alex Ovechkin is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Nicklas Bäckström is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Braden Holtby has been chilly and allowed 9 goals in 2 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



12-9-2019 Pheonix Copley frustrated
Washington Capitals goaltender Pheonix Copley feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Pheonix Copley, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 4 NHL games during his career, booking 0 career shutouts and allowing 8 goals. The 27 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season.


12-9-2019 Vitek Vanecek frustrated
Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Vitek Vanecek was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 2014 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season.


10-9-2019 John Carlson frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, John Carlson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2008 entry draft. He has appeared in 620 NHL games during his career, notching 68 goals and adding 235 assists along with 170 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman has played 2 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.


7-9-2019 Brett Connolly frustrated
Washington Capitals right wing Brett Connolly feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Brett Connolly was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2010 entry draft. He has appeared in 338 NHL games during his career, notching 58 goals and adding 66 assists along with 128 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 1 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 0 PIM.


6-9-2019 Christian Djoos frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman Christian Djoos feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Christian Djoos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 7th round of the 2012 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season.


6-9-2019 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Alex Ovechkin is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Evgeni Kuznetsov is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

Braden Holtby has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-9-2019 Aaron Ness frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman Aaron Ness feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Aaron Ness was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round of the 2008 entry draft. He has appeared in 37 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 4 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


4-9-2019 Madison Bowey frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman Madison Bowey feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Madison Bowey was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 2013 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


31-8-2019 Tom Wilson frustrated
Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tom Wilson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2012 entry draft. He has appeared in 231 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 36 assists along with 486 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.


29-6-2019 Dmitry Orlov frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Dmitry Orlov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 2009 entry draft. He has appeared in 365 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 100 assists along with 83 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


29-6-2019 Evgeni Kuznetsov frustrated
Washington Capitals center Evgeni Kuznetsov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Evgeni Kuznetsov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2010 entry draft. He has appeared in 343 NHL games during his career, notching 78 goals and adding 148 assists along with 74 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


29-6-2019 Vitek Vanecek frustrated
Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Vitek Vanecek was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 2014 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old goaltender is waiting for a good start this season.


30-6-2019 Training camp preview
Washington Capitals will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Washington Capitals and Hersey Bears:
- Anthony Peluso R
- Cody Corbett D
- William Karlsson L
- Tom Gilbert D
- Tyler Graovac C
- Derek Stepan C
- Devante Smith-Pelly R
- Zbynek Michalek D
- Pheonix Copley G
- Alex Ovechkin L
- Matt Niskanen D
- Nicklas Bäckström C
- Daniel Winnik L
- T.J. Oshie R
- John Carlson D
- Lars Eller L
- Jay Beagle C
- Braden Holtby G
- Tom Wilson R
- Brett Connolly R
- Dmitry Orlov D
- Evgeni Kuznetsov C
- André Burakovsky L
- Taylor Chorney D
- Zach Sill L
- Chris Bourque L
- Philipp Grubauer G
- Aaron Ness D
- Christian Thomas R
- Stanislav Galiev R
- Liam O'Brien L
- Darren Dietz D
- Chandler Stephenson C
- Connor Hobbs D
- Jonas Siegenthaler D
- Vitek Vanecek G
- Madison Bowey D
- Tim Mcgauley C
- Adam Carlson G
- Christian Djoos D
- Nathan Walker L
- Riley Barber R
- Tyler Lewington D
- Travis Boyd C
- Garrett Mitchell R
- John Albert C
- Brad Ross L
- Broc Little C
- Casey Pierro-Zabotel C

Players reporting out of shape:
- Anthony Peluso R
- Tyler Graovac C
- Alex Ovechkin L
- Lars Eller L
- Tom Wilson R
- Taylor Chorney D
- Zach Sill L
- Chris Bourque L
- Philipp Grubauer G
- Liam O'Brien L
- Chandler Stephenson C
- Jonas Siegenthaler D
- Madison Bowey D
- John Albert C
- Broc Little C

Players reporting in good shape:
- Tom Gilbert D
- Matt Niskanen D
- Daniel Winnik L
- Aaron Ness D
- Christian Thomas R
- Adam Carlson G
- Christian Djoos D
- Nathan Walker L
- Tyler Lewington D
- Travis Boyd C


30-6-2019 Mark Kumpel leaves team
Mark Kumpels contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2019 Steve Tsujiura leaves team
Steve Tsujiuras contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2019 Thad Asregadoo leaves team
Thad Asregadoos contract has expired and he has left the team.

28-6-2019 Daniel Winnik frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Daniel Winnik feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Winnik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Arizona Coyotes in the 9th round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 809 NHL games during his career, notching 84 goals and adding 167 assists along with 313 penalty minutes. The 34 year old left wing is waiting for a good start this season.


27-6-2019 Tyler Graovac frustrated
Washington Capitals center Tyler Graovac feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tyler Graovac was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 7th round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 27 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 1 assists along with 10 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center is expecting a good season for the team.


26-6-2019 Cody Corbett frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman Cody Corbett feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Cody Corbett, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


26-6-2019 Christian Thomas frustrated
Washington Capitals right wing Christian Thomas feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Christian Thomas was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 2nd round of the 2010 entry draft. He has appeared in 27 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 2 assists along with 9 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


25-6-2019 Brett Connolly frustrated
Washington Capitals right wing Brett Connolly feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Brett Connolly was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2010 entry draft. He has appeared in 337 NHL games during his career, notching 57 goals and adding 66 assists along with 128 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.


25-6-2019 Tim Mcgauley frustrated
Washington Capitals center Tim Mcgauley feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tim Mcgauley, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


24-6-2019 Evgeni Kuznetsov frustrated
Washington Capitals center Evgeni Kuznetsov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Evgeni Kuznetsov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2010 entry draft. He has appeared in 343 NHL games during his career, notching 78 goals and adding 148 assists along with 74 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center is looking forward for the start of the season.


24-6-2019 Philipp Grubauer agrees on a contract.
Philipp Grubauer has signed a $3 500 000 per year, 3 year deal with the Washington Capitals. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Germany, Philipp Grubauer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 4th round of the 2010 entry draft. He has appeared in 124 NHL games during his career, booking 3 career shutouts and allowing 341 goals. The 27 year old goaltender is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


24-6-2019 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


23-6-2019 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Anthony Peluso (Hersey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Cody Corbett (Hersey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-William Karlsson (Hersey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Tom Gilbert (Hersey Bears) UFA
-Devante Smith-Pelly (Washington Capitals) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Zbynek Michalek (Washington Capitals) UFA
-Daniel Winnik (Washington Capitals) UFA
-Chris Bourque (Hersey Bears) UFA
-Philipp Grubauer (Washington Capitals) RFA
-Christian Thomas (Hersey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Stanislav Galiev (Washington Capitals) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Liam O'Brien (Hersey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Darren Dietz (Hersey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Nathan Walker (Hersey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Travis Boyd (Hersey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Garrett Mitchell (Hersey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-John Albert (Hersey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Brad Ross (Hersey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Broc Little (Hersey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Casey Pierro-Zabotel (Hersey Bears) RFA, needs qualifying offer


23-6-2019 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Mark Kumpel(farm)
-Steve Tsujiura(farm)
-Thad Asregadoo(farm)


20-6-2019 Washington Capitals trade rumoured
Washington Capitals are rumoured to be planning a trade sending right wing Kevin Elgestal to Detroit Red Wings for defenseman Ben Lovejoy and DET 4th round pick in 2020 draft

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the Washington Capitals are looking for a 1st line defenseman and that Ben Lovejoy would be a good fit there. Same sources also know that Ben Lovejoy is being actively shopped around.


20-6-2019 Dmitry Orlov frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Dmitry Orlov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 2009 entry draft. He has appeared in 365 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 100 assists along with 83 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 82 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 6+30=36 with 14 PIM.


20-6-2019 Taylor Chorney frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman Taylor Chorney feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Taylor Chorney was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 287 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 33 assists along with 69 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has played 82 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 18 PIM.


20-6-2019 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $4 700 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

20-6-2019 Ville Siren retires
Washington Capitals staff member Ville Siren has announced his retirement due to health reasons.

20-6-2019 Angel Soutuyo retires
Hersey Bears staff member Angel Soutuyo has announced his retirement due to personal reasons.

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