Nic Dowd

Washington Capitals logo
Age 32 May 27, 1990
Huntsville USA
Center shoots right
6'1" 185 cm
195 lbs 88 kg
ELC Signing Age 23
Waivers Signing Age 24
UFA Year 2017
Agent Dean Grillo
Draft Year 2009
Drafted Overall 198
Draft Round 7
Draft Team Los Angeles Kings logo

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Transaction History
Nov 29, 2022 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd produced an assist and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Oct 29, 2022 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd produced an assist and three hits in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Nashville Predators.
Oct 25, 2022 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd tallied a goal and added two hits during Monday's 6-3 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Oct 14, 2022 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd registered a goal and dished out three hits during Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
May 13, 2022 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd scored a goal on three shots, added five hits and went minus-2 in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers in Game 6.
Apr 22, 2022 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd recorded an assist in Friday's 2-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes.
Apr 3, 2022 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (upper body) will suit up Sunday against the Minnesota Wild, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Mar 28, 2022 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (upper body) is not in Monday's lineup against the Carolina Hurricanes, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Mar 26, 2022 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (upper body) is not on the ice for warmups ahead of Saturday's game versus the New Jersey Devils, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Mar 25, 2022 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (upper body) will not be available Friday against the Buffalo Sabres, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Mar 25, 2022 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (upper body) skated in his usual spot on the fourth line during Friday's morning skate indicating he is likely to return to face the Buffalo Sabres, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Mar 22, 2022 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (upper body) will not play Tuesday against the St. Louis Blues, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Mar 20, 2022 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (upper body) will not play Sunday against the Dallas Stars, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic
Mar 8, 2022 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd scored a goal on two shots and added two hits in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames.
Mar 5, 2022 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd logged an assist, three shots on goal, four hits and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Seattle Kraken.
Feb 17, 2022 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd dished out two assists in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Feb 8, 2022 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Jan 2, 2022 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd scored a goal on three shots, levied four hits, blocked two shots and added two PIM in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Dec 16, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd won't play Friday in Winnipeg due to COVID-19 entry requirements at the Canadian border.
Dec 14, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd will be activated off the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list and rejoin the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Chicago Blackhawks, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Dec 3, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Friday.
Dec 3, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd is dealing with an illness that kept him out of practice Friday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Nov 25, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd recorded a goal, an assist and five hits while logging 16:21 of ice time during Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Nov 20, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (lower body) notched an assist and three hits in Saturday's 4-0 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Nov 20, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (lower body) has been activated off injured reserve ahead of Saturday night's game versus San Jose, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Nov 20, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (lower body) will be a game-time call for Saturday's matchup with San Jose, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Nov 14, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (lower body) signed a three-year, $3.9 million contract extension with the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
Nov 14, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (lower body) was in a normal jersey for the Washington Capitals' Sunday morning skate, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Nov 10, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Nov 8, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd left Monday's game against the Buffalo Sabres with a lower-body injury and will not return.
Nov 4, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (lower body) was removed from injured reserve Thursday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Nov 3, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (lower body) took part in Wednesday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Nov 1, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Monday.
Oct 31, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (lower body) took part in Sunday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Oct 29, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (lower body) will not suit up Friday against the Arizona Coyotes, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Oct 29, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd aggravated a lower-body injury during Friday's morning skate and may miss Friday's game against the Arizona Coyotes, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Oct 27, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Contrary to a previous report, Dowd (lower body) will be in the lineup Wednesday versus the Detroit Red Wings.
Oct 27, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (lower body) is on track to miss a second straight game Wednesday against the Detroit Red Wings, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Oct 25, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (lower body) did not travel with the team for Monday's match against the Ottawa Senators, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Oct 24, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd (lower body) did not participate in Sunday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Oct 19, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd scored a goal on three shots and added three blocks Tuesday in a 6-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche. He also went 10-for-17 (58.8 percent) in the faceoff circle.
May 19, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd scored a goal on his only shot and added two PIM in Wednesday's 3-2 double-overtime loss to Boston in Game 3. He also tied for the team lead with seven hits.
May 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd scored the game-winning goal and added four hits in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Boston Bruins in Game 1.
May 9, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd tallied an assist, three shots and two hits during Saturday's 2-1 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
May 3, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Down scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 6-3 win over the New York Rangers.
Apr 26, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd tallied a goal, a plus-2 rating, two shots and two hits during Saturday's 6-3 win over the New York Islanders.
Apr 11, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd scored a goal on his only shot and dished out a pair of hits in Sunday's 8-1 win over the Boston Bruins.
Mar 31, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd tallied a goal and two shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers.
Mar 11, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd scored a pair of goals on three shots and added two hits in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Feb 28, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd deposited a goal, two shots and a plus-2 rating during Saturday's 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Feb 2, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd recorded an assist, a minus-1 rating and two PIM during Monday's 5-3 loss to the Boston Bruins.
Jan 28, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd posted an assist and won 15 of 23 faceoffs taken during Thursday's 6-3 win over the New York Islanders.
Jan 17, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd scored a goal on his lone shot in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh.
Jan 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Nic Dowd | Dowd will not have his hit on Sabres center Eric Staal reviewed by the Department of Player Safety, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Jan 4, 2021 Washington Capitals | Carl Hagelin | Hagelin debuted on the fourth line alongside Nic Dowd and Garnet Hathaway during Monday's practice, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Nov 27, 2019 Washington Capitals | Activated C Nic Dowd from injured reserve.
Apr 11, 2019 Washington Capitals | Signed C Nic Dowd to a three-year, $2.25 million contract.
Jul 1, 2018 Washington Capitals | Signed C Nic Dowd to a one-year, $650,000 contract.
Dec 7, 2017 Vancouver Canucks | Acquired C Nic Dowd from the Los Angeles Kings for D Jordan Subban.
Mar 22, 2016 Los Angeles Kings | Recalled C Nic Dowd from Ontario (AHL).
Jul 16, 2015 Los Angeles Kings | Re-signed C Nic Dowd to a one-year contract.
Sep 29, 2014 Los Angeles Kings | Assigned C Nic Dowd to Manchester (AHL).
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2022-2023 Regular Season Stats

Nic Dowd
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Washington Capitals Washington Capitals logo 23 3 3 6 -2 16
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2007-2008 Culver Military Academy Prep USHS-Prep 45 15 31 46 38
Draft Yr 2008-2009 Wenatchee Wild NAHL 43 16 33 49 71 Playoffs 13 8 14 22 0
Draft Yr 2008-2009 St. Louis Bandits NAHL 3 0 0 0 2
2009-2010 Indiana Ice USHL 46 16 23 39 48 Playoffs 9 2 4 6 0
2009-2010 USA U19 WJAC-19 5 0 1 1 6
2010-2011 St. Cloud State Univ. NCAA 36 5 13 18 34
2011-2012 St. Cloud State Univ. NCAA 39 11 13 24 36
2012-2013 St. Cloud State Univ. NCAA 41 14 25 39 41
2013-2014 St. Cloud State Univ. NCAA 38 22 18 40 32
2013-2014 Manchester Monarchs AHL 7 0 3 3 0 Playoffs 4 1 0 1 0
2014-2015 Manchester Monarchs AHL 75 9 32 41 44 Playoffs 19 7 6 13 0
2015-2016 Ontario Reign AHL 58 14 34 48 49 Playoffs 13 4 7 11 0
2015-2016 Los Angeles Kings NHL 5 0 0 0 2 48 66.67 65.06 3.64 68.77 7.06 0.00 0.00
2016-2017 Los Angeles Kings NHL 70 6 16 22 25 742 40.00 56.57 2.82 56.71 2.76 0.32 1.05
2017-2018 Los Angeles Kings NHL 16 0 1 1 12 127 20.00 35.77 -13.47 46.43 -2.68 0.00 0.47
2017-2018 Vancouver Canucks NHL 40 3 0 3 16 395 34.62 46.87 2.17 46.14 -0.53 0.30 0.30
2018-2019 Washington Capitals NHL 64 8 14 22 20 549 59.09 46.89 -0.50 48.46 -1.20 0.87 2.30 Playoffs 7 1 0 1 0
2019-2020 Washington Capitals NHL 56 7 8 15 28 459 59.50 56.00 5.20 54.00 2.70 0.52 1.57 Playoffs 8 0 0 0 0
2020-2021 Washington Capitals NHL 56 11 4 15 31 638 47.70 49.60 -3.00 47.50 -4.30 0.85 1.13 Playoffs 5 2 0 2 0
2021-2022 Washington Capitals NHL 64 10 14 24 44 756 60.40 51.40 0.10 50.20 -0.20 0.71 1.51 Playoffs 6 1 1 2 0
2022-2023 Washington Capitals NHL 23 3 3 6 16
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Active Contract

Signing Team Washington Capitals logo
Signing Date November 14, 2021
Signing Status UFA
Agent Dean Grillo
Standard Contract | 3 Years $3,900,000 1.58% of cap space
2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Cap Hit $1,300,000 $1,300,000 $1,300,000
UFA
AAV $1,300,000 $1,300,000 $1,300,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $1,600,000 $1,300,000 $1,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $1,600,000 $1,300,000 $1,000,000
Minors Salary $1,600,000 $1,300,000 $1,000,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Washington Capitals logo
Signing Date April 11, 2019
Signing Status UFA
Agent Dean Grillo
Standard Contract | 3 Years $2,250,000 0.92% of cap space
2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $750,000 $750,000 $750,000
UFA
AAV $750,000 $750,000 $750,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $700,000 $750,000 $800,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $700,000 $750,000 $800,000
Minors Salary $700,000 $750,000 $800,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Washington Capitals logo
Signing Date July 1, 2018
Signing Status UFA
Agent Dean Grillo
Standard Contract | 1 Years $650,000 0.82% of cap space
2018-2019
Cap Hit $650,000
UFA
AAV $650,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $650,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $650,000
Minors Salary $650,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Los Angeles Kings logo
Signing Date July 11, 2016
Signing Status RFA
Standard Contract | 2 Years $1,280,000 0.88% of cap space
2016-2017 2017-2018
Cap Hit $640,000 $640,000
UFA
AAV $640,000 $640,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $630,000 $650,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $630,000 $650,000
Minors Salary $300,000 $650,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Los Angeles Kings logo
Signing Date July 16, 2015
Signing Status RFA
Standard Contract | 1 Years $600,000 0.84% of cap space
2015-2016
Cap Hit $600,000
RFA
AAV $600,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $600,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $600,000
Minors Salary $72,500
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Los Angeles Kings logo
Signing Date April 1, 2014
Entry Level Contract | 1 Years $900,000 1.09% of cap space
2014-2015
Cap Hit $750,000
RFA
AAV $900,000
Performance Bonuses $150,000
Base Salary $660,000
Signing Bonuses $90,000
Total Salary $750,000
Minors Salary $67,500
Clauses
UFA Year