Eric Fehr, David Steckel and Boyd Gordon were considered role players when they played for the Washington Capitals. Steckel (Toronto Maple Leafs) and Gordon (Phoenix Coyotes) have played more prominent roles with their new teams, and once Fehr is fully recovered from his shoulder surgery, he'll likely get a big opportunity with the Winnipeg Jets. (Associated Press)
Right wing Boyd Gordon (left) has been a key contributor to the Capitals' penalty-killing unit. He's shown against goalie Dwayne Roloson, who agreed to a new one-year deal with Southeast Division rival Tampa Bay.
Washington Capitals (from left) Matt Bradley, Boyd Gordon and Matt Hendricks wait out the final moments of their season in Wednesday night's 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay. The Lightning swept the Capitals in four games in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Washington Capitals right wing Boyd Gordon (15) celebrates teammates with Michal Neuvirth, center, of the Czech Republic, and Scott Hannan (23) after a 2-0 win over the New York Rangers in Game 2 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series on Friday, April 15, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)