Category Archive: Capitals transactions

Mar 01

Shattenkirk addition to Caps adds pressure

The Washington Capitals acquired puck moving defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk and goalie Phoenix Copley from the St. Louis Blues Monday night in a move that sends a clear message to the NHL that the Caps are all in for the Stanley Cup push.  The Capitals sent promising prospect Zach Sanford, Brad Malone, a 2017 first round …

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Jul 25

Capitals sign Walker

The Washington Capitals have signed Nathan Walker to a three-year, entry-level contract.  Walker was the Capitals third-round pick in the 2014 draft and the first Australian player drafted by an NHL team.  Walker played last season for the Hershey Bears. Here is the Capitals press release and a video on with Walker. 

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Jul 15

Capitals sign Vanecek

The Washington Capitals have signed their 2014 second-round draft pick Vitek Vanecek to a three-year, entry-level contract. Vanecek is from the Czech Republic and is only 18 years old, he will need some time to adjust to America. I can see Vanecek being in the Capitals long-term plans but not the short term. It is …

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Jul 13

Capitals re-sign Schmidt

The Washington Capitals have re-signed Name Schmidt to a one-year,  two-way contract.  Schmidt will add depth to the Capitals defense.  Schmidt has some NHL experience despite being only 22 years old.  Schmidt played in 29 games for the Capitals last season scoring two goals.  Here is the Capitals press release. 

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Jul 09

Capitals sign Pasquale

The Washington Capitals have sign Edward Pasquale to a one-year, two-way contract.   Pasquale will likely battle for a backup position or play for the Hershey Bears.   The Capitals have been quick this offseason rebuilding their defense and goaltending.  Here is the Capitals press release.

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Jul 04

Capitals sign Kennedy and Newbury

The Washington Capitals have signed forwards Tim Kennedy and Kristen Newbury to one-year, two-way contracts.  Both players have been in the Capitals organization before.  In fact, Kennedy was a sixth-round pick in the 2005 NHL draft by the Capitals.   Kennedy and Newbury will likely see most of their time playing for the Hershey Bears.  I …

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Jul 02

Capitals sign Peters

The Washington Capitals made a bunch of roster moves yesterday and one that I did not have a chance to write about was the Justin Peters signing. Peters signed a two-year $1.9 million dollar contract yesterday with the Capitals. Peters will likely be the Capitals backup goalie, or at least compete to be the backup. …

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Jul 02

Capitals sign Conner

The Washington Capitals signed another player from the Pittsburgh Penguins by signing Chris Conner to a one-year, two-way contract.  Conner is a winger and another depth move.  Conner will likely spend a lot of time with the Hershey Bears while playing for the Capitals during emergency situations.  Conner scored four goals for the Penguins last …

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Jul 01

Capitals sign Landry and Moore

The Washington Capitals have signed Jon Landry and Mike Moore to one-year, two-way contracts.  Landry and Moore are both defensemen who will likely spend a lot of time with the Hershey Bears.  Moore has some NHL experience but has spent most of his career playing in the minors.  These are obvious depth moves by the …

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Jul 01

Capitals sign Niskanen to a seven-year deal

The Washington Capitals continue to rebuild their defense by signing Matt Niskanen to a seven-year $40.25 million dollar contract.  Niskanen is only 27 years old and in the prime of his career.  Niskanen was the 28th overall pick in the 2005 NHL draft.  Niskanen has spent the past four seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins and …

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