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Head Coach Peter Laviolette
Assistant Coach Scott Arniel
Assistant Coach Blaine Forsythe
Assistant Coach Kevin McCarthy
Playoff Odds 99.3%
Projected Cap Hit $85,268,950
Projected Cap Space $-3,768,950
Current Cap Space $1,324,166
LTIR Pool $5,592,095
Roster 22/23
Contracts 48/50
Transactions
Carl Hagelin | Hagelin exited the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Sunday, per JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington. Jan 16
Dmitry Orlov | Orlov cleared the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Sunday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports. Jan 16
Tom Wilson | Wilson scored his 10th goal of the season in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Islanders. Jan 15
Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek turned aside all 23 shots he faced in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Islanders. Jan 15
Tom Wilson | Wilson registered a goal in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Islanders. Jan 15

No games currently scheduled
Line Combinations Updated: Jan 16 (10:43am)
$9,500,0009.5M
$7,800,0007.8M
$789,1670.8M
$791,6670.8M
$2,500,0002.5M
Line 1 $18,089,167 Pairing 1 $3,291,667
$863,3340.9M
$9,200,0009.2M
$5,166,6675.2M
$5,100,0005.1M
$2,500,0002.5M
Line 2 $15,230,001 Pairing 2 $7,600,000
$725,0000.7M
$3,500,0003.5M
$842,5000.8M
$750,0000.8M
$4,000,0004M
Line 3 $5,067,500 Pairing 3 $4,750,000
$2,750,0002.8M
$750,0000.8M
$1,500,0001.5M
$2,000,0002M
$716,6670.7M
Line 4 $5,000,000 Goalies $2,716,667
Injury Report
John Carlson
Expected Return Tue Jan 18, 2022
John Carlson - OUT - Covid-19
Sun Jan 16, 2022
John Carlson | Carlson (COVID-19 protocols) was placed on the COVID protocols list on Sunday.
T.J. Oshie
Expected Return Tue Jan 18, 2022
T.J. Oshie - OUT - Upper Body
Sun Jan 16, 2022
T.J. Oshie | Oshie (upper body) will not participate in Sunday's contest against Vancouver, per Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com.

Sat Jan 15, 2022
T.J. Oshie | Oshie (upper body) left Saturday's game against the Islanders and will not return.
Conor Sheary
Expected Return Tue Jan 18, 2022
Conor Sheary - OUT - Covid-19
Sat Jan 15, 2022
Conor Sheary | Sheary was designated for the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Saturday, per Brian Compton of (NHL).com.
Anthony Mantha
Expected Return Tue Feb 1, 2022
Anthony Mantha - IR-LT - Shoulder
Sat Nov 6, 2021
Anthony Mantha | Mantha (shoulder) was formally moved to long-term injured reserve Saturday, Kevin Allen of USA Today reports.

Fri Nov 5, 2021
Anthony Mantha | The Capitals placed Mantha (upper body) on injured reserve Friday.
Fri Nov 5, 2021
Anthony Mantha | Mantha underwent shoulder surgery after Thursday's game and is out indefinitely.
Fri Nov 5, 2021
Anthony Mantha | Mantha underwent successful shoulder surgery Friday and will be out indefinitely, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Thu Nov 4, 2021
Anthony Mantha | Mantha (upper body) exited Thursday's game versus the Panthers and went under evaluation for the injury, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

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Performance Bonuses
Movement Clauses
35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Taxi Squad
Entry Level Contract
Waiver Exempt
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(12) Forwards $57,086,668 70.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Ovechkin, Alex LW 36
$9,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$9,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$9,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$9,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$9,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2026)
Backstrom, Nicklas C 34
$9,200,000
NMC
$9,200,000
NMC
$9,200,000
M-NTC
$9,200,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2025)
Oshie, T.J. RW 35
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2025)
Eller, Lars C 32
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
Dowd, Nic C 31
$750,000
$1,300,000
$1,300,000
$1,300,000
$0
UFA

(2025)
Kuznetsov, Evgeny C 29
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2025)
Sgarbossa, Michael C 29
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Hagelin, Carl
IR
LW 33
$2,750,000
$2,750,000
$0
UFA
Wilson, Tom RW 27
$5,166,667
M-NTC
$5,166,666
M-NTC
$5,166,666
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Mantha, Anthony
LTIR
RW 27
$5,700,000
$5,700,000
$5,700,000
$0
UFA
Hathaway, Garnet RW 30
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
$0
UFA
Sheary, Conor
IR
LW 29
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
$0
UFA
Sprong, Daniel RW 24
$725,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
McMichael, Connor
IR
C 21
$863,334
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Leason, Brett RW 22
$842,500
$0
RFA
Protas, Aliaksei C 21
$789,167
$789,167
$789,167
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$57,086,668
$56,069,167
$46,069,167
$33,550,000
$9,500,000
(8) Defence $25,491,667 31.3% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Carlson, John D 32
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$0
UFA

(2026)
Irwin, Matt D 34
$750,000
$0
UFA
Orlov, Dmitry
IR
D 30
$5,100,000
M-NTC
$5,100,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Jensen, Nick D 31
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$0
UFA
Schultz, Justin D 31
$4,000,000
$0
UFA
van Riemsdyk, Trevor D 30
$950,000
$950,000
$0
UFA
Kempny, Michal D 31
$2,500,000
$0
UFA
Cholowski, Dennis D 23
$900,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Fehervary, Martin D 22
$791,667
$791,667
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$25,491,667
$17,341,667
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
(2) Goalies $2,716,667 3.3% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Vanecek, Vitek G 26
$716,667
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Samsonov, Ilya G 24
$2,000,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$2,716,667
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
TOTALS
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2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Roster Size

Number of players on the Active Roster. Cannot exceed 23 players. Excludes players on IR and LTIR.

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22 19 10 6
Standard Player Contracts

Number of players signed to Standard Player Contracts (SPC's). Cannot exceed 50 players. Some players do not count towards this, such as 18/19 Year-Old players in Junior with less than 10 NHL Games Played in Season.

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48 31 12 6
Upper Limit

The maximum Salary Cap Hit of all players counting towards the active roster. Often referred to as "Salary Cap". This is determined in the summer and is based on the previous season's revenues, per the CBA.

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$81,500,000 $82,500,000 $82,500,000 $82,500,000
Projected Cap Hit

Anticipated Season-End Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap. Assumes current roster is in effect for the remainder of season.

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$85,268,950 $73,410,834 $54,069,167 $41,550,000
Projected Cap Space

Amount of Cap Space projected to be available at end of year. Calculated as Annual Salary Cap minus Projected Cap Hit.

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$-3,768,950 $9,089,166 $28,430,833 $40,950,000
Current Cap Space

Amount of Annual Cap Hit that can be added to the roster without exceeding the Upper Limit (Salary Cap Maximum) based on the current roster. For teams using LTIR, Current Cap Space is the amount of annual cap hit that can be added without exceeding the Salary Cap by more than the team's LTIR Pool.

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$1,324,166 $9,089,166 $28,430,833 $40,950,000
Maximum LTIR Pool

The maximum amount of Long Term Injured Reserve space potentially available. This is the Cap Hit of player on LTIR less the Cap Space available for team at time player was on LTIR. A player can go on LTIR when they expect to miss 10 games and 24 days in the season. A player on LTIR does not come off of the salary cap, instead a team is allowed to exceed the cap by the LTIR amount.

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$5,592,095 $0 $0 $0
Current Roster Annual Cap Hit

Anticipated Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap + retained salary + buyouts.

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$85,767,929 $73,410,834 $54,069,167 $41,550,000
Carryover Bonus Overages

Teams can exceed the salary cap due to players receiving performance bonuses. If a team exceeds the salary cap due to performance bonuses, they carryover to the previous season and reduce the cap space a team has.

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$472,927 $0 $0 $0
Potential Bonuses

Performance Bonuses that players on the active roster are eligible to achieve. A team can exceed the salary cap due to performance bonuses, but they carry over to the following season.

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$297,500 $82,500 $82,500 $0
Retained Salary Remaining

Teams can retain salary/cap hit when they trade a player. A team can only have a maximum of 3 players that they retained salary on.

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3 3 3 3
(21) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
McIlrath, Dylan D 29
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Jokipakka, Jyrki D 30
$0
Schilling, Cameron D 33
$0
UFA
Maillet, Philippe C 29
$0
UFA
Fucale, Zach G 26
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Hughes, Tommy D 29
$0
Pinho, Brian C 26
$725,000
$0
UFA
Gersich, Shane LW 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Spinner, Steven RW 26
$0
$0
UFA
Elgestal, Kevin RW 25
$0
$0
UFA
Copley, Pheonix G 29
$1,100,000
$0
UFA
Johansen, Lucas D 24
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Pilon, Garrett C 23
$750,000
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Riat, Damien LW 24
$817,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Malenstyn, Beck LW 23
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Jonsson-Fjallby, Axel LW 23
$750,000
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Vecchione, Mike C 28
$750,000
$0
UFA
Geisser, Tobias D 22
$775,000
$0
RFA
Walfridsson, Sebastian D 22
$0
Maass, Benton D 23
$0
Roykas Marthinsen, Kristian LW 22
$0
Alexeyev, Alexander D 22
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Clark, Kody C 22
$808,334
$808,334
$0
RFA
Sutter, Riley RW 22
$764,167
$764,167
$0
RFA
Gibson, Mitchell 26
$0
$0
UFA
Kannok-Leipert, Alex D 21
$0
Florchuk, Eric C 22
$0
Marthinsen, Kristian LW 22
$0
$0
UFA
Morrison, Adam G 30
$0
$0
UFA
McHale, Gavin G 34
$0
Snively, Joe LW 26
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Nardella, Bobby D 25
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Has, Martin D 20
$0
$0
UFA
Sheppard, Derek D 27
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Kessy, Kale LW 29
$0
$0
UFA
McCarthy, Chris C 30
$0
$0
UFA
Whitney, Steven RW 30
$0
$0
UFA
Lapierre, Hendrix C 19
$894,167
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
Trineyev, Bogdan 19
$0
$0
UFA
Hughes, Bear C 20
$0
$0
UFA
Bjorklund, Garin G 19
$0
$0
UFA
Magnusson, Oskar C 19
$0
$0
UFA
Iorio, Vincent D 19
$875,833
$875,833
$875,833
$0
RFA
Shepard, Hunter
G 26
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Johnson, Brent D 18
$0
$0
UFA
Lemay, Joaquim D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Hanelt, Haakon 18
$0
$0
UFA
Krebs, Dru D 18
$0
$0
UFA
Clark, Chase G 19
$0
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$16,623,335
$9,455,835
$1,770,000