Category: Washington Capitals

Capitals Sign Second Rounder Vitek Vanecek to ELC

Capitals Sign Second Rounder Vitek Vanecek to ELC

The Washington Capitals have signed Czech goaltender Vitek Vanecek to a three year entry level contract, less then a month after drafting him 39th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft. Vanecek played for the Czech under-18 team over 22 games last season, posting a 2.52 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage. He also logged 38 games (2.64 GAA, .921 save percentage) with [...]

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After a big year in Pittsburgh, Matt Niskanen signs a big money contract with the Washington Capitals.

Matt Niskanen Gets Paid

Arguably the best defenseman in this free agent class, Matt Niskanen has signed a seven-year contract worth a total of $40.25 million ($5.75 million per.) Niskanen, 27, was drafted in the first round, 28th overall, by the Dallas Stars in 2005′s NHL Draft. He spent a couple of years with the University of Minnesota-Duluth and then 13 games with the [...]

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Capitals Bolster Blue Line With Brooks Orpik

Brooks Orpik has signed a contract with the Washington Capitals. In 11 seasons with the Penguins, Orpik had 132 points in 703 games, and a career plus/minus rating of plus-32. He has also represented the United States twice in the Olympics, winning bronze in 2010. Follow me on twitter, @StevenEllisNHL.

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Capitals Sign Justin Peters To Backup Holtby

Goaltender Justin Peters has signed a two year contract with the Washington Capitals. Peters posted a 7-9-4 record with a .919 save percentage and a 2.50 goals-against average in 21 appearances with the Hurricanes this year. Following the season, Peters joined Team Canada as the third goalie at the World Championships, but didn’t see any ice time. Follow me on [...]

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Capitals Acquire Goaltender Edward Pasquale For Picks

The Washington Capitals have acquired the 159th pick in the draft and goalie Edward Pasquale for No. 164, No. 192 and a 7th-round pick in 2015. Pasquale was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. An RFA on July 1st, Pasquale posted a 17-13-1 record during the regular season and would later go on [...]

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Capitals Select Nathan Walker, Becomes First Australian Drafted In NHL

Capitals Select Nathan Walker, Becomes First Australian Drafted In NHL

Nathan Walker has become the first ever Australian drafted into the NHL following the Washington Capitals announcement near the end of the third round. Last season, Walker attended the Capitals training camp before later signing with their AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears., a National Hockey League team, in 2013 and signed with their AHL affiliate Hershey. In 43 games with [...]

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Capitals To Face Blackhawks Outdoors In 2015

Capitals To Face Blackhawks Outdoors In 2015

The Washington Capitals have been awarded the NHL’s Winter Classic in 2015, set to take on the 2013 Stanley Cup Champions from Chicago. The Capitals participated in the 2011 Winter Classic against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Heinz Field, coming out on top with a final score of 3-1. However the real story lied in the hands of Sidney Crosby, who would receive [...]

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Mikhail Grabovski Signs Contract…With a Soccer Team?

On July 1st, Washington Capitals center Mikhail Grabovski will become a UFA, but that didn’t stop him from signing with a team before the date…in a totally different sport. Grabovski has signed a contract with the Minsk Ravens, a third-tier soccer club in his homeland of Belarus. He is set to suit up for the team in late July, and [...]

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