Category Archive: Capitals Player Profiles

Jul 27

Capitals Player Profile: Aaron Volpatti

The 29 year old left-winger was signed by the Capitals during free agency in 2012. He was then resigned by the Caps in 2013 to a two year contract that will pay him $575,000 a season. He will become an unrestricted free agent next July if he is not resigned. Volpatti, a native of Revelstoke, …

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Jul 24

Capitals Player Profile: Justin Peters

The 27 year old backup goaltender was signed by the Capitals on July 1st, 2014 to a two year contract that will pay him $950,000 a season.Peters, a native of Blythe, Onterio, Canada has made a career with the Carolina Hurricanes, serving as their backgup goaltender and playing a few games in the AHL since being drafted …

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Jul 21

Capitals Player Profile: Patrick Wey

The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native was drafted by the Capitals in the 4th round (115th overall) of the NHL Draft in 2009. Wey, who attended Boston College from 2009-2013, won two NCAA National Championships, two Hockey East regular season championships, a Hockey East playoff championship, and one Bean Pot tournament championship in his four years with …

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Jul 18

Capitals Player Profile: Chris Conner

Chris Conner was signed by the Capitals during “Free Agent Frenzy” on July 1st, 2014. He inked a one year $550,000/$250,000 NHL/AHL deal. Conner has previously played for the Penguins, Coyotes, Red Wings and the Stars. He was an undrafted free agent signee of the Dallas Stars on July 13th, 2006. Conners played college hockey …

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Jul 14

Washington Capitals Sign First Round Draft Pick Forsberg To Three Year Deal

The Washington Capitals have officially agreed to terms with 2012 first round draft pick Filip Forsberg. Forsberg’s deal is a 3 year NHL entry-level deal worth $832,500 a season assuming he makes the NHL. His contract would be worth $70,000 in the AHL, but it’s safe to say that he won’t spent much, if any, time …

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Dec 30

2011-2012 Washington Capitals Player Profile: Matt Hendricks

There are certain prototypes of hockey players that are important to every good team: sniper, playmaker, and grinder. A very underrated prototype is the enforcer- the guy who won’t back down from a fight and who is not afraid to get into a fight, whether it’s to send a message to the other team or …

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Nov 22

2011-2012 Washington Capitals Player Profile: Dmitry Orlov

Dmitry Orlov is widely considered to be the Washington Capitals’ top prospect, and though his NHL career so far has been very short, he’s proven that he won’t be considered a prospect for very long. Orlov was the 55th overall pick by the Washington Capitals in the 2009 NHL draft. He made his North American …

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Nov 09

2011-2012 Washington Capitals Player Profile: Marcus Johansson

Marcus Johansson is another member of the recent youth movement by the Washington Capitals. He has been impressive this year, and has a very bright future with the Capitals. He’s only 21 years old, which makes him the second youngest member of the Capitals.   Johansson was the 24th overall pick by the Capitals in …

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Nov 09

2011-2012 Washington Capitals Player Profile: Mike Knuble

Every team needs a grizzly veteran leader. The Cleveland Indians in Major League had Jake Taylor. The Mighty Ducks in The Mighty Ducks had Fulton Reed. Oh come on, do you actually think Fulton was the same age as everyone else? Exactly. For the Washington Capitals, their grizzly veteran is Assistant Captain Mike Knuble. Knuble is by …

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Nov 08

2011-2012 Washington Capitals Player Profile: Brooks Laich

Who has impressed me the most this year? The answer might surprise you: Brooks Laich. I was a little weary of how he would handle being the third line center. So far, he has proved me wrong and his future looks very bright. At first, I was against his extension. I thought it was too …

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