The Washington Capitals signed right winger Wayne Simpson Tuesday to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced.
Goaltender Philipp Grubauer will continue to be Braden Holtby’s backup, re-signing with the Washington Capitals on Thursday.
The Oilers said Wednesday that the team and McDavid have agreed to an eight-year, $100 million extension. That makes the 20-year-old league MVP the highest-paid player in the NHL on an annual basis ($12.5 million per season), but it’s about $750,000 a year less than what reports last week figured he would be getting.
Nate Schmidt, Karl Alzner and Kevin Shattenkrik are all on different teams for next season after making significant contributions to the Capitals’ defense. How will the Caps fill those holes?
The NHL is becoming more like the NBA with top players forgoing longer, big-money contracts to pick their preferred destination, a trend that has added a new wrinkle to free agency.
The Capitals re-signed restricted free agent Andre Burakovsky to a two-year, $6 million contract, the team announced Tuesday.
The Capitals made a surprise deal Sunday, sending Marcus Johansson to the New Jersey Devils for two draft picks and re-signed Evgeny Kuznetsov.
The Washington Capitals re-signed center Evgeny Kuznetsov on Sunday to a $62.4 million, eight-year deal and made room for him by trading Marcus Johansson to the New Jersey Devils.
Carey Price couldn’t imagine wearing anything but a Canadiens uniform, while Patrick Marleau agonized about trading in his Sharks jersey for a Maple Leafs one.
The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Evgeny Kuznetsov to a $62.4 million, eight-year deal.
The Capitals still have to re-sign restricted free agents Evgeny Kuznetsov, Andre Burakovsky and Philipp Grubauer with only $12.45 million of cap room remaining. But more concerning, how much money will be left to fill out the bottom of the roster?
Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk signed a four-year, $26.6 million contract with the New York Rangers on Saturday.
Justin Williams and the Caroline Hurricanes re-united Saturday, agreeing to a two-year contract. Williams spent five seasons in Carolina earlier in his career.
Former Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner has a new home. Alzner signed a five-year, $23.125 million with the Montreal Canadiens as free agency began Saturday.
Capitals coach Barry Trotz isn’t sweating going into the final year of his contract next season without an extension in place.