Player News - Capitals

Date: Team: Pos:

Dmitry Orlov is expected to agree to a bridge deal with a one- or two-year term.

The restricted free agent didn't file for salary arbitration, so it's unclear when he will get a new deal. According to generalfanager.com, the Capitals have $3.45 million left in salary cap space, so he's unlikely to get much of a raise from the $2.25 million he earned last season.
Jul 28 - 12:52 PM

Marcus Johansson has inked a three-year, $13.75 million contract with the Washington Capitals.

With that, Johansson and Washington narrowly avoided the arbitration hearing scheduled for Wednesday. His $4.58 million annual cap hit roughly represents the middle ground between the $5.25 million he requested and the $3.85 million the Capitals countered with. It's also a sizable increase from his previous $3.75 million salary. He had 17 goals and 46 points in 74 games in 2015-16.
Jul 20 - 12:13 PM

Mike Moore has signed with the German league's Fischtown Pinguins.

Moore had 10 points and 59 penalty minutes in 48 AHL contests in 2015-16. The 31-year-old defenseman has appeared in six career NHL contests.
Jul 18 - 10:12 PM

Marcus Johansson's requested salary for the 2016-17 campaign is $5.25 million while the Washington Capitals are countering with $3.85 million.

Unless the two sides can agree to terms prior to Johansson's scheduled hearing on July 20, an arbitrator will decide his next contract. Johansson requested a $4.75 million salary last season, but settled for a one-year, $3.75 million deal. He then recorded 17 goals and 46 points in 74 contests.
Jul 18 - 12:24 PM

Zach Sanford has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals.

Sanford was taken by Washington with the 61st overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He had 13 goals and 39 points in 41 games with Boston College last season.
Jul 12 - 4:15 PM

Mike Richards is hoping to "get some traction in the next couple of weeks" when it comes to his search for a new contract.

Richards continues to train as he waits for his next chance to extend his NHL career. Ultimately, he might need to battle for a roster spot as an unsigned tryout during a team's training camp. Though he was once a major offensive force, we wouldn't count on him having any fantasy value in 2016-17.
Jul 11 - 11:50 PM

Marcus Johansson's arbitration hearing is set for July 20.

That's the first day of arbitration hearings, so the Capitals and Johansson haven't been afforded much time to agree to terms before they would have to deal with that unpleasant process. He had 17 goals and 46 points in 74 games last season and was playing out a one-year, $3.75 million contract.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 11 - 4:50 PM

Marcus Johansson has filed for salary arbitration.

Johansson is coming off of a one-year, $3.75 million deal. He had 17 goals and 46 points in 74 contests in 2015-16.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:18 PM

Look for Brad Malone to see a lot of action in the AHL.

Malone will provide depth for the Capitals but is likely to start the season(barring any injuries) in the minors as he is Washington's 14th or 15th forward on the depth charts. He had two goals and six points in 57 games with Carolina last season and led the team with 75 minutes in the sin bin. He has no real fantasy value in Washington.
Jul 3 - 9:44 AM

The Washington Capitals love the potential of Brett Connolly.

Connolly was taken sixth overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2010 and floundered there. He was signed as a UFA on Friday by Washington for only $850,000 after a nine goal and 25 point season with Boston. "He's got good size, he skates well, he's got good hands, he shoots the puck well," GM Brian MacLellan said. "He just hasn't seemed to put it together yet consistently. Talking to him, I think in hindsight he probably started in the league as too young a guy so his game hasn't fully come around or matured and I think he's got a good awareness of where he's at and so do we. We're going to try and fulfill his potential and he's trying to do the same thing. We saw it as a good fit for him with the opportunity to play with us and for us to take advantage of his skill level hopefully." Stay tuned.
Jul 3 - 9:40 AM

Brad Malone has inked a one-year, two-way contract.

Malone had six points and 75 penalty minutes in 57 games with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2015-16. In 176 career contests, the 27-year-old forward has 30 points and 188 penalty minutes.
Jul 2 - 6:42 PM

Darren Dietz has inked a one-year and two-way deal with Washington.

The 22-year-old defender recorded five points in 13 games with Montreal last season. Dietz does not project to be a fantasy impact player. More details to come.
Jul 1 - 3:50 PM

Joe Cannata has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with Washington worth $575K.

Cannata had a 2.52 GAA and .909 save percentage in 40 AHL contests in 2015-16. He's an organizational depth goaltender that might be elevated to the NHL in the event of an injury.
Jul 1 - 3:47 PM

The Washington Capitals have signed Brett Connolly to a one-year contract worth $850,000.

Connolly has been a big disappointment since he was drafted sixth overall in 2010 by the Tampa Bay Lightning. He will get yet another chance to revive his career in Washington but at the age of 24, his chances could be running out. He had nine goals and 25 points in 71 games with Boston last season so he is not worth a pickup in fantasy hockey.
Jul 1 - 2:43 PM

The Washington Capitals have signed Christian Thomas to a one-year contract.

Not a big move as Thomas has been a career minor leaguer, playing only one game in the NHL thus far. The 24-year-old has to start showing his value or he will remain a minor leaguer next season as well.
Jul 1 - 1:31 PM


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