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Topic - Aaron Volpatti
Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley breaks down his Top 25 impact players for the Washington Capitals' upcoming 2014-15 season, starting with No. 25 Aaron Volpatti.
Aaron Volpatti set a career high with 41 games this season, but managed just 18 shots. His most memorable moment was a one-sided fight.
Mike Green sat out the final five games before the Olympic break, but told reporters Wednesday he's feeling fine.
Michal Neuvirth gets his first consecutive starts of the season. Mike Green and Brooks Laich will not play.
Michal Neuvirth gets his first consecutive starts of the season, but will Mike Green and Brooks Laich be in the lineup?
Capitals coach Adam Oates says San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton is an 'excellent' example of what Caps rookie Tom Wilson can be become.
The Capitals have until midnight tonight to make some key roster decisions.
In a 2-1 game, Aaron Volpatti and Adam Hall got into it on Tuesday night in Philadelphia. Watch the video of their fight here.
The Capitals' Christmas video shows off some of the extraordinary musical talents of Washington's favorite hockey team.
The Capitals are hoping Marty Erat and Dmitry Orlov can increase their trade value against the Islanders, who have lost eight of their last 10.
In moves made over the past week, they've gotten much tougher. First they claimed Aaron Volpatti off waivers and then signed Steve Oleksy, adding two fighters and altering the dynamic of the roster.
Volpatti's presence as a fighter and agitator is important if for no other reason than it frees up forward Matt Hendricks and defenseman John Erskine to do other things.
The 27-year-old has just three goals and one assist in 54 NHL games. But Volpatti has 81 penalty minutes in that time, including 11 fights.
"He asked me to stop, so I held up," Volpatti said. "If he had given me a cheap shot or started fighting me before I dropped my gloves I don't think I would have done that. But I could tell he was hurt."
"Get in on the forecheck and make life miserable for the other team," he said.