Washington Capitals

Capitals sign Nicklas Backstrom for 5-year, $46M deal

By: Canadian Press

The Capitals have signed Nicklas Backstrom for the long term, agreeing to a $46 million, five-year contract extension on Tuesday.

January 14, 2020

Player Q&A | Nicklas Backstrom

By: NHLPA Staff

They handed him No. 19, and he never looked back on his way to over 900 NHL games with the Washington Capitals.

January 8, 2020

Capitals trade Stephenson to Golden Knights for 5th-rounder

By: Canadian Press

The Washington Capitals traded forward Chandler Stephenson to the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2021 fifth-round pick.

December 3, 2019

Player of the Week | John Carlson

By: David Morassutti

John Carlson topped NHL scoring this week (1-7–8) and joined impressive company as he pushed his point streak to seven consecutive games.

October 21, 2019

Eller hopes countryman's decision paves way for others

By: Chris Lomon

Lars Eller had never met the goaltender before, but that didn’t matter in the least. It was about supporting a fellow player.

October 10, 2019

Slater reflects on retirement, next chapter

By: Chris Lomon

Jim Slater, who recently announced his retirement and new role with the Washington Capitals, stopped by NHLPA.com to discuss his next chapter.

September 20, 2019

Ovechkin to serve as NHL ambassador in China

By: NHL media release

Ovechkin’s trip to Beijing will include youth hockey clinics, a media tour and business development meetings.

July 18, 2019

Capitals re-sign winger Jakub Vrana in 2-year deal

By: Canadian Press

The Washington Capitals took care of their biggest remaining off-season priority Tuesday by re-signing winger Jakub Vrana to a $6.7 million, two-year contract.

July 16, 2019

Avalanche acquire Burakovsky in trade with Capitals

By: Canadian Press

The Colorado Avalanche made a move to boost their offence by acquiring forward Andre Burakovsky in a deal with the Washington Capitals on Friday.

June 28, 2019

Brooks Orpik announces retirement from NHL after 15 seasons

By: NHLPA Media Release

Brooks Orpik has announced his retirement today from the NHL after 15 seasons.

June 25, 2019

Capitals re-sign Carl Hagelin to $11M, 4-year deal

By: Canadian Press

The Washington Capitals have signed winger Carl Hagelin to an $11 million, four-year deal.

June 16, 2019

Capitals trade Niskanen to Flyers for Gudas, clear cap space

By: Canadian Press

The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired defenceman Matt Niskanen from the Washington Capitals for defenceman Radko Gudas.

June 14, 2019

Word association with teammates | Giroux, Oshie

By: NHLPA Staff

Claude Giroux spills a few stories behind some Philadelphia Flyers nicknames as we play another round of word association with teammates with him and T.J. Oshie!

June 11, 2019

Eller gives back to Danish roots through hockey scholarship

By: Chris Lomon

Over the past few years, Lars Eller has thought about how ways he could give back to his hometown.

May 14, 2019

My biggest influence with Jones, Kucherov, Kuznetsov, Larkin, Oshie

By: NHLPA Staff

From post-game chats (or if you're Seth Jones, frantic mid-game texts) to off-ice life lessons, these players have one thing in common – moms that do it all.

May 12, 2019

Learning from Holtby remains perfect situation for Copley

By: Tim Wharnsby

Every day seems like Christmas when you were raised in a place called the North Pole.

April 30, 2019

Who said it | Part I

By: NHLPA Staff

Shots fired by Clayton Keller and Nathan MacKinnon, who play "Who said it" joined by Taylor Hall, Bo Horvat, Ryan Johansen, Nikita Kucherov, Dylan Larkin, Josh Manson, T.J. Oshie, Mark Scheifele and Eric Staal!

April 29, 2019

What Google won't tell you about Domi, Horvat, Kane, Lee, Oshie & Scheifele

By: NHLPA Staff

Max Domi, Bo Horvat, Patrick Kane, Anders Lee, T.J. Oshie, and Mark Scheifele all share what you can't Google about them!

April 26, 2019

Orpik scores in OT, Capitals take 2-0 lead over Hurricanes

By: Canadian Press

Brooks Orpik scored less than two minutes into overtime to give the defending Stanley Cup champions a 2-0 lead in the first-round series.

April 13, 2019

What Google won't tell you about Benn, Kuznetsov

By: NHLPA Staff

Jamie Benn didn’t think it was a good question, but we asked anyway. From musicals to a recipe from Evgeny Kuznetsov, players answer what you can't Google!

April 12, 2019