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Daniel Winnik | Winger | #26

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 206
College: New Hampshire
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 9 (265) / ARI
Contract: view contract details

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Daniel Winnik will sit out Wednesday's game against the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins.
Winnik started in the first six games (6-0-2-2) before sitting five of the last eight. Brett Connolly will draw into the lineup as a replacement. Joining him in the press box will be Taylor Chorney who dressed last game and earned an assist in 12 minutes of ice time. Nov 16 - 7:08 PM

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Daniel Winnik will tag in for Brett Connolly for Saturday's match with Florida.

Winnik has two goals and not much else through six games this season. He'll line up on the fourth line to the right of Zachary Sanford and Jay Beagle and also see time on the penalty kill.
Source: Katie Brown
Nov 5 - 5:40 PM

Daniel Winnik will be a healthy scratch against the Jets on Tuesday.

Winnik has two goals in six games with the Capitals this season. This will be Winnik's third straight game as a healthy scratch. He's more a bottom-six, defensive forward than a fantasy producer.
Nov 1 - 8:10 PM

Coach Barry Trotz will forego any lineup changes for Sunday's match with Edmonton.

Which means that Daniel Winnik and Taylor Chorney will continue to sit. The veteran winger Winnik has two points in six games so far this season.
Oct 30 - 6:22 PM

Daniel Winnik and Taylor Chorney will be scratched against Vancouver on Saturday.

Winnik has produced just two points and not much else through his first six games of the season. He's never been one to produce very much, so we wouldn't expect that to change.
Oct 29 - 7:32 PM

Daniel Winnik was struck in the head by the puck during Thursday's game.

Winnik was missing a small piece of his ear after that incident, but surprisingly he managed to return and finish the game. He ended up logging 12:12 minutes in Washington's 4-2 win over Florida.
Oct 21 - 11:00 AM

Daniel Winnik scored both goals in the Washington Capitals 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders Saturday night.

This was some exceptional production from the fourth-line shooter. Winnik recorded a multi-goal game for only the fifth time in his career and the second since he joined the Capitals.
Oct 16 - 1:17 AM

Daniel Winnik finally scored with Capitals, and he did so twice.

Winnik had gone scoreless through his first seven games with the Capitals, but on Friday night he scored twice as the Caps cruised to a 4-1 win over the Predators.
Mar 18 - 11:31 PM

Daniel Winnik will play for the Capitals when they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Verizon Center tonight.

Winnik was traded on Sunday night from Toronto to Washington. Winnik will be on the fourth line tonight, alongside center Mike Richards and winger Jay Beagle. Other newly acquired Mike Weber will play in his second game for the Capitals tonight after making his debut last night against the Penguins, who had five blocked shots.
Mar 2 - 12:41 PM

Daniel Winnik and Michael Latta will be scratched against Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Through 56 games with Toronto, Winnik posted 14 points with 35 blocks and 41 hits. So not much fantasy value there unfortunately.
Source: Katie Brown
Mar 1 - 6:34 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs traded Daniel Winnik and Anaheim's fifth-round pick in 2016 to Washington for Brooks Laich, Connor Carrick and a second-round pick in 2016.

Winnik is good at killing penalties and blocking shots. He'll add another capable body to Washington's bottom-two lines. This trade cost the Capitals a second-round pick because of the difference in salary between Brooks Laich ($4.5 million) and Winnik ($2.25 million). Both players are signed through next season. None of the three players involved in this trade will have any fantasy value down the stretch.
Feb 29 - 12:23 AM

Daniel Winnik will be back in the lineup Tuesday.

He will skate alongside Byron Froese and Rich Clune on the fourth line. It is suspected that he missed Saturday's game because he was feeling banged up. Josh Leivo is projected to be scratched to make room for Winnik's return.
Jan 19 - 5:30 PM

Daniel Winnik will miss Saturday match with Boston and Rich Clune takes his place.

No word yet on the reasoning, but the game just got a lot more interesting if nothing else. The hometown boy Winnik has posted just 11 points and not much else through 39 games of his second tour of duty with Toronto.
Jan 16 - 6:45 PM

Daniel Winnik earned a pair of assists in Toronto's 5-4 OT loss against San Jose on Thursday night.

He has three points in his last two outings to give him a total of 11 on the year. Winnik shouldn't be on your fantasy radar in standard leagues, but he is decent two-way player.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 09:05:00 AM

Daniel Winnik will get back into the lineup on Monday.

He will replace injured winger Joffrey Lupul when Toronto hosts Edmonton. Winnik has been scratched for the past two games. He feels like he returned too soon from a lower-body injury, but he's ready to compete again now.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 11:25:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Andre Burakovsky
4Daniel Winnik
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Brett Connolly
5Jakub Vrana
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer