3-9-2017 John Carlson frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, John Carlson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2008 entry draft. He has appeared in 526 NHL games during his career, notching 62 goals and adding 203 assists along with 166 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


3-9-2017 Aaron Ness frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman Aaron Ness feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Aaron Ness was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round of the 2008 entry draft. He has appeared in 39 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 4 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


2-9-2017 Evgeni Kuznetsov frustrated
Washington Capitals center Evgeni Kuznetsov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Evgeni Kuznetsov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2010 entry draft. He has appeared in 261 NHL games during his career, notching 53 goals and adding 129 assists along with 108 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.


2-9-2017 Tom Wilson frustrated
Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tom Wilson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2012 entry draft. He has appeared in 313 NHL games during his career, notching 21 goals and adding 48 assists along with 619 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


2-9-2017 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



2-9-2017 Joe Whitney agrees on a contract.
Joe Whitney has signed a $625 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Washington Capitals. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of USA, Joe Whitney, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 5 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing is waiting for a good start this season.


31-8-2017 Matt Niskanen frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Matt Niskanen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 733 NHL games during his career, notching 49 goals and adding 220 assists along with 383 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


30-8-2017 Washington Capitals trade
Washington Capitals traded Nathan Walker and WSH's round 1 pick in 2018 to Edmonton Oilers for EDM's round 1 pick in 2018

A native of Germany, Nathan Walker was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 3rd round of the 2014 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old left wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-8-2017 Washington Capitals trade
Washington Capitals traded EDM's round 1 pick in 2018 to Edmonton Oilers for WSH's round 1 pick in 2018

30-8-2017 Washington Capitals trade
Washington Capitals traded WSH's round 1 pick in 2018 to Edmonton Oilers for Nathan Walker and EDM's round 1 pick in 2018

A native of Germany, Nathan Walker was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 3rd round of the 2014 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old left wing is waiting for a good start this season.


30-8-2017 Washington Capitals trade
Washington Capitals traded EDM's round 1 pick in 2018 to Edmonton Oilers for WSH's round 1 pick in 2018

30-8-2017 Washington Capitals trade
Washington Capitals traded Taylor Chorney and WSH's round 1 pick in 2018 to Columbus Blue Jackets for CBS's round 1 pick in 2018

A native of USA, Taylor Chorney was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 141 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 15 assists along with 48 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


30-8-2017 Washington Capitals trade
Washington Capitals traded CBS's round 1 pick in 2018 to Columbus Blue Jackets for WSH's round 1 pick in 2018

29-8-2017 Adam Chapie interviewed in paper
Adam Chapie was interviewed in today's paper about the recent trade that sent him from New York Rangers to Washington Capitals. They are a class organization and I hold nothing against them. They did what they had to do, was his only statement before going to the airport.

29-8-2017 Washington Capitals trade
Washington Capitals traded John Albert to New York Rangers for Adam Chapie

A native of USA, John Albert was originally drafted to the NHL by the Winnipeg Jets in the 6th round of the 2007 entry draft. He has appeared in 9 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


29-8-2017 Washington Capitals trade
Washington Capitals traded WSH's round 1 pick in 2018 to Chicago Blackhawks for Michal Kempny and CHI's round 1 pick in 2018

A native of Czech, Michal Kempny, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 50 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 6 assists along with 22 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


29-8-2017 Washington Capitals trade
Washington Capitals traded CHI's round 1 pick in 2018 to Chicago Blackhawks for WSH's round 1 pick in 2018

29-8-2017 Jakub Jerabek interviewed in paper
Jakub Jerabek was interviewed in today's paper about the recent trade that sent him from Montreal Canadiens to Washington Capitals. I'm going to spend a few days with my family before joining the team. This is probably toughest on them..., he pointed out to the gathered press corps.

29-8-2017 Washington Capitals trade
Washington Capitals traded WSH's round 1 pick in 2018 to Montreal Canadiens for Jakub Jerabek and MTL's round 1 pick in 2018

A native of Czech, Jakub Jerabek, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 26 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


29-8-2017 Washington Capitals trade
Washington Capitals traded MTL's round 1 pick in 2018 to Montreal Canadiens for WSH's round 1 pick in 2018

29-8-2017 Christian Djoos uncertain about future
Christian Djoos wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-8-2017 Liam O'Brien uncertain about future
Liam O'Brien wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-6-2017 Nicklas Bäckström frustrated
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Bäckström feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Nicklas Bäckström was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 734 NHL games during his career, notching 188 goals and adding 540 assists along with 372 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.


30-6-2017 Training camp preview
Washington Capitals will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Washington Capitals and Portland Pirates:
- Nicklas Bäckström C
- Alex Ovechkin L
- Braden Holtby G
- T.J. Oshie R
- John Carlson D
- Evgeni Kuznetsov C
- Dmitri Orlov D
- Philipp Grubauer G
- Matt Niskanen D
- Jay Beagle C
- André Burakovsky L
- Brett Connolly R
- Chandler Stephenson C
- Lars Eller C
- Taylor Chorney D
- Brooks Orpik D
- Devante Smith-Pelly R
- Tyler Graovac C
- Tom Wilson R
- Riley Barber R
- Pheonix Copley G
- Jakub Vrana R
- Aaron Ness D
- Travis Boyd C
- Zach Sill L
- Christian Djoos D
- Anthony Peluso R
- Madison Bowey D
- John Albert C
- Liam O'Brien L
- Hampus Gustafsson C
- Colby Williams D
- Lucas Johansen D
- Tyler Lewington D
- Nathan Walker L
- Adam Carlson G
- Jonas Siegenthaler D
- Vitek Vanecek G
- Kristofers Bindulis D
- Connor Hobbs D
- Wayne Simpson R
- Mason Mitchell L
- Garrett Pilon C
- Tim Mcgauley C
- Beck Malenstyn L
- Alex Chiasson R

Players reporting out of shape:
- Nicklas Bäckström C
- Chandler Stephenson C
- Anthony Peluso R
- Wayne Simpson R

Players reporting in good shape:
- Braden Holtby G
- John Carlson D
- Jay Beagle C
- André Burakovsky L
- Brett Connolly R
- Devante Smith-Pelly R
- Aaron Ness D
- Adam Carlson G
- Vitek Vanecek G
- Kristofers Bindulis D
- Tim Mcgauley C
- Beck Malenstyn L


28-6-2017 Lars Eller frustrated
Washington Capitals center Lars Eller feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of La-la-land, Lars Eller was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 1st round of the 2007 entry draft. He has appeared in 523 NHL games during his career, notching 85 goals and adding 96 assists along with 337 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center is expecting a good season for the team.


28-6-2017 Taylor Chorney frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman Taylor Chorney feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Taylor Chorney was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 141 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 15 assists along with 48 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


27-6-2017 Nicklas Bäckström frustrated
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Bäckström feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Nicklas Bäckström was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 734 NHL games during his career, notching 188 goals and adding 540 assists along with 372 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center is looking forward for the start of the season.


27-6-2017 Ron Wilson praises Bode Wilde
Washington Capitals head coach Ron Wilson has praised young defenseman Bode Wilde in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.



26-6-2017 Anthony Peluso frustrated
Washington Capitals right wing Anthony Peluso feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Anthony Peluso was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 6th round of the 2007 entry draft. He has appeared in 142 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 10 assists along with 209 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.


25-6-2017 Lucas Johansen returns
Washington Capitals were delighted to hear that Lucas Johansen has returned to the team.

25-6-2017 Garrett Pilon returns
Washington Capitals were delighted to hear that Garrett Pilon has returned to the team.

25-6-2017 Beck Malenstyn returns
Washington Capitals were delighted to hear that Beck Malenstyn has returned to the team.

24-6-2017 Aaron Ness frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman Aaron Ness feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Aaron Ness was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round of the 2008 entry draft. He has appeared in 39 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 4 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


24-6-2017 Ron Wilson praises Oliver Wahlstrom
Washington Capitals head coach Ron Wilson has praised young center Oliver Wahlstrom in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.



23-6-2017 Tyler Graovac frustrated
Washington Capitals center Tyler Graovac feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Tyler Graovac was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 7th round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 57 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 2 assists along with 10 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.


24-6-2017 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2017 Alex Ovechkin frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Alex Ovechkin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 921 NHL games during his career, notching 558 goals and adding 477 assists along with 617 penalty minutes. The 31 year old left wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


23-6-2017 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:


23-6-2017 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:


21-6-2017 Nicklas Bäckström uncertain about future
Nicklas Bäckström wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Alex Ovechkin uncertain about future
Alex Ovechkin wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Braden Holtby uncertain about future
Braden Holtby wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 T.J. Oshie uncertain about future
T.J. Oshie wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 John Carlson uncertain about future
John Carlson wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Evgeni Kuznetsov uncertain about future
Evgeni Kuznetsov wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Dmitri Orlov uncertain about future
Dmitri Orlov wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Philipp Grubauer uncertain about future
Philipp Grubauer wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Matt Niskanen uncertain about future
Matt Niskanen wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Jay Beagle uncertain about future
Jay Beagle wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Brett Connolly uncertain about future
Brett Connolly wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Chandler Stephenson uncertain about future
Chandler Stephenson wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Lars Eller uncertain about future
Lars Eller wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Taylor Chorney uncertain about future
Taylor Chorney wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Brooks Orpik uncertain about future
Brooks Orpik wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Devante Smith-Pelly uncertain about future
Devante Smith-Pelly wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Tyler Graovac uncertain about future
Tyler Graovac wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Tom Wilson uncertain about future
Tom Wilson wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Riley Barber uncertain about future
Riley Barber wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Pheonix Copley uncertain about future
Pheonix Copley wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Aaron Ness uncertain about future
Aaron Ness wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Travis Boyd uncertain about future
Travis Boyd wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Zach Sill uncertain about future
Zach Sill wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Anthony Peluso uncertain about future
Anthony Peluso wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 John Albert uncertain about future
John Albert wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Hampus Gustafsson uncertain about future
Hampus Gustafsson wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Nathan Walker uncertain about future
Nathan Walker wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Adam Carlson uncertain about future
Adam Carlson wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Wayne Simpson uncertain about future
Wayne Simpson wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Mason Mitchell uncertain about future
Mason Mitchell wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Alex Chiasson uncertain about future
Alex Chiasson wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

Eastside Hockey Manager