Player News - Capitals

Date: Team: Pos:

Liam O'Brien has inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Washington Capitals.

O'Brien can earn $650,000 at the NHL level. He had an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 23 that's no longer necessary.
Jul 13 - 1:38 PM

Liam O'Brien has an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 23.

O'Brien and Washington can agree to terms before that date, but this does set a clear deadline on the negotiations. He earned $650,000 in 2017-18 and finished with 26 points in 69 AHL games.
Jul 9 - 2:49 PM

Liam O'Brien is the only member of the Washington Capitals to file for salary arbitration.

O'Brien earned $650,000 for the 2017-18 campaign. He had 17 goals and 26 points in 69 AHL games.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 7:11 PM

Riley Barber has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Washington Capitals.

Barber can earn $650,000 at the NHL level or $115,000 if he plays in the minors. He had 20 goals and 38 points in 60 AHL contests in 2017-18. The 24-year-old has appeared in three career NHL games, but hasn't recorded a point yet at that level.
Jul 3 - 8:40 PM

One of the Capitals' main focuses at this point is re-signing RFA Tom Wilson.

Wilson has completed his two-year, $4 million contract and should be in line for a meaningful pay raise. It's a little hard to come up for comparables to him because his particular ratio of skill and grit is somewhat rare. He had 35 points and 187 penalty minutes in 78 games last season. The last player to record at least 30 points and 150 PIM before Wilson was Steve Ott in 2011-12.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 3 - 5:23 PM

The Washington Capitals have signed Jayson Megna to a one-year, two-way contract.

Megna had four goals and 13 points in 25 AHL games last season. He's also scored 10 goals and 20 points in 113 career NHL contests.
Jul 1 - 1:40 PM

Michael Sgarbossa has inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Washington Capitals.

Sgarbossa had 40 points and 88 penalty minutes in 68 AHL contests last season. It wouldn't be surprising if he spends the full 2018-19 campaign in the minors.
Jul 1 - 1:39 PM

Travis Boyd and the Washington Capitals have agreed to a two-year, $1.6 million contract extension.

Boyd made $650,000 for the 2017-18 campaign. He had an assist in eight games with Washington. At the AHL level he scored 15 goals and 47 points in 61 contests. There's a good chance that he'll be able to make the Capitals' opening game roster next season.
Jul 1 - 12:52 PM

The Washington Capitals have signed Nic Dowd to a one-year, $650,000 contract.

Dowd had three goals and four points in 56 games with the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks last season. He should be regarded as a depth forward with the Capitals.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 1 - 12:43 PM

Martin Fehervary has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals.

Fehervary was chosen in the second round, with the 46th-overall pick, in the 2018 NHL Draft by the Capitals. He is expected to play for HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League in 2018-19.
Jul 1 - 11:16 AM

Todd Reirden has been hired as the Washington Capitals new head coach.

Todd Reirden has spent the last four seasons with the Washington Capitals, first as an assistant coach and then later as an associate coach. Before that, he was an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins for four seasons. It's not surprising that the Capitals decided to go with an internal option as their bench boss given that they're coming off a championship season. "We feel that the time is right for Todd to lead our hockey club," said Capitals GM Brian MacLellan. "Based on his coaching experience, communication abilities, his approach to the game and the respect he commands in our locker room, we feel that Todd has earned this opportunity. Todd has played an integral part in helping lead our team to the Stanley Cup championship and we feel his appointment as head coach will enable our organization to transition seamlessly into next season and beyond." The Capitals' previous bench boss, Barry Trotz, left the team to sign with the Islanders.
Jun 29 - 3:40 PM

The Washington Capitals have officially signed Michal Kempny to a four-year, $10 million contract.

The signing was first reported on Thursday, but the length and financial terms of the contract weren't known at the time. Kempny, who could have become an unrestricted free agent on Sunday, was coming off a one-year, $900,000 contract. He had three goals and 10 points in 53 games between Chicago and Washington last season. He then became a regular presence for the Capitals in the 2018 postseason, playing in all 24 games while averaging 17:42 minutes.
Jun 29 - 9:54 AM

The Washington Capitals will reportedly be signing Michal Kempny to a new multi-year contract extension.

TSN's Darren Dreger is reporting that the Czech blueliner has already agreed to terms on a new contract. The Capitals acquired Kempny from the Blackhawks at the trade deadline and he seemed to fit in like a glove. The 27-year-old had two goals and five points in 24 playoff games during Washington's Stanley Cup run. There was plenty of outside interest in Kempny, but he's obviously more comfortable with the Capitals.
Jun 28 - 9:28 PM

The Washington Capitals have officially signed Devante Smith-Pelly to a one-year contract.

As reported, the contract is worth $1 million. Smith-Pelly might have been able to get more on the open market after the Capitals declined to send him a qualifying offer, but he wanted to play with Washington. He had seven goals and 16 points in 75 regular season games in 2017-18 and then another seven goals and eight points in 24 postseason contests.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 28 - 10:43 AM

Devante Smith-Pelly's one-year deal is worth $1 million, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

The Capitals didn't send him a qualifying offer, but they were always interested in retaining his services. Smith-Pelly had seven goals and 16 points in 75 games this season and he added seven goals and one more assist in the playoffs.
Jun 27 - 9:04 PM


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