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Daniel Winnik | Winger | #26

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
That's a familiar position for Winnik, who has already played for seven different teams, but it's not one he's looking forward to. "It sucks," Winnik said. "There's a lot of guys in the league that are in the same boat. I'm older now, but I don't think my game's declined at all so hopefully that helps me come free agency if I get there." He had 12 goals and 25 points in 72 games this season. He has expressed an interest in re-signing with the Capitals. May 14 - 4:55 PM

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Daniel Winnik scored two goals, including the game winner, in a 4-1 victory by the Capitals over the Coyotes.

Winnik was coming off a seven-game streak without a single point. This was only the fourth time this season that he had a multi-point game and the second time he scored two goals.
Mar 25 - 10:09 PM

Daniel Winnik picked up his second goal in as many games during Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Red Wings.

He has three points in that span as well. Through 47 games this season he has eight goals and 18 points.
Feb 18 - 6:39 PM

Daniel Winnik scored his first goal in his last six games during Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Devils.

The veteran winger now has five goals and eight points in 24 games thus far. Which, unfortunate makes him better suited for the waiver wire.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 12:14:00 AM

Daniel Winnik will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the New York Islanders.

This will be Winnik's second straight game in the press box. The 31-year-old has just one goal in his last 10 games and seven points in 23 games this season. Zachary Sanford and Taylor Chorney will also be healthy scratches tonight.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 07:02:00 PM

Daniel Winnik said on Friday that he was playing through a high ankle sprain for a good chunk of the 2015-16 campaign.

Winnik had six goals and 19 points in 76 games last season. His ankle healed up over the summer, so it's presumably a non-factor now. He has four goals on just 15 shots this year along with six points in 18 matches.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 04:05:00 PM

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

Winnik has seen just 15 games-worth of action this season, posting just four points with little else to his credit. Chorney has just three games of action himself. So neither have much fantasy value.
Source: Corey Long
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 05:39:00 PM

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.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 07:08:00 PM

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
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 05:40:00 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.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 08:10:00 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.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 06:22:00 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.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 07:32:00 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.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 11:00:00 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.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 01:17:00 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.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 11:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Tyler Graovac
4Jakub Vrana
5Nathan Walker
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Devante Smith-Pelly
5Riley Barber
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Taylor Chorney
6Christian Djoos
7Madison Bowey
8Lucas Johansen
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer