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Head Coach Peter Laviolette
Assistant Coach Scott Arniel
Assistant Coach Blaine Forsythe
Assistant Coach Kevin McCarthy
Playoff Odds 100%
Projected Cap Hit $73,521,667
Projected Cap Space $8,978,333
Current Cap Space $8,978,333
LTIR Pool $0
Roster 19/23
Contracts 39/50
Transactions
Beck Malenstyn | Malenstyn signed a two-year, $1.525 million deal with Washington on Monday. Jun 20
Brett Leason | Leason agreed to terms on a two-year, $1.55 million contract with Washington on Monday. Jun 20
Trevor van Riemsdyk | Van Riemsdyk notched an assist and two blocked shots in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers in Game 6. May 13
Justin Schultz | Schultz produced an assist, four shots on goal and two PIM in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers in Game 6. May 13
Johan Larsson | Larsson notched an assist and three hits in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers in Game 6. May 13

Performance Bonuses

2022 Team Performance Bonus Overages

Overview of Team Bonus Overages - written by Earl Schwartz
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Revised Roster Rules - Emergency Exceptions & Taxi Squad

Revised Rules for 21-22 season released Dec 26
No games currently scheduled
Line Combinations Updated: May 11 (10:16am)
$9,500,0009.5M
$7,800,0007.8M
$5,750,0005.8M
$791,6670.8M
$8,000,0008M
Line 1 $23,050,000 Pairing 1 $8,791,667
$00M
$9,200,0009.2M
$5,700,0005.7M
$5,100,0005.1M
$2,500,0002.5M
Line 2 $14,900,000 Pairing 2 $7,600,000
$863,3340.9M
$3,500,0003.5M
$1,500,0001.5M
$950,0001M
$00M
Line 3 $5,863,334 Pairing 3 $950,000
$00M
$1,300,0001.3M
$1,500,0001.5M
$00M
$00M
Line 4 $2,800,000 Goalies $0
Injury Report
Carl Hagelin
Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Carl Hagelin - IR-LT - Eye
Surgery
Wed May 4, 2022
Carl Hagelin | Hagelin (eye) was on the ice with the Capitals' strength and conditioning coach during Wednesday's optional skate, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

Mon Mar 21, 2022
Carl Hagelin | Hagelin is expected to undergo a second surgery to address his eye injury, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Sun Mar 6, 2022
Carl Hagelin | Washington announced Sunday that Hagelin is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery on his left eye earlier in the week.
Thu Mar 3, 2022
Carl Hagelin | Hagelin (eye) designated for long-term injured reserve Thursday, per Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com.
Wed Mar 2, 2022
Carl Hagelin | Hagelin (eye) will be out for "an extended period of time," Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Wed Mar 2, 2022
Carl Hagelin | Hagelin had surgery on his injured eye Tuesday and will be seeing an additional doctor to determine the next steps according to general manager Brian MacLellan, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Tue Mar 1, 2022
Carl Hagelin | Hagelin suffered a facial injury in practice Tuesday, per Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic.
Joe Snively
Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Joe Snively - IR-LT - Wrist
Surgery
Fri May 13, 2022
Joe Snively | Snively (wrist) was recalled from AHL Hershey prior to Friday's Game 6 against the Panthers per Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com

Wed Apr 27, 2022
Joe Snively | Snively (wrist) was sent to AHL Hershey on a long-term conditioning assignment Wednesday.
Wed Mar 16, 2022
Joe Snively | Snively (wrist) agreed to terms on a two-year, $1.6 million deal with Washington on Wednesday.
Sun Mar 6, 2022
Joe Snively | Snively had surgery on his injured wrist Sunday and will be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks.
Thu Mar 3, 2022
Joe Snively | Snively (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Wed Mar 2, 2022
Joe Snively | Snively (upper body) is considered "week-to-week" with an upper-body injury, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Tue Mar 1, 2022
Joe Snively | Snively did not participate in Tuesday's practice due to an upper-body injury, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Alexander Alexeyev
Expected Return Fri Nov 18, 2022
Alexander Alexeyev - OUT - Shoulder
Surgery
Sat Jun 18, 2022
Alexander Alexeyev | Alexeyev (shoulder) underwent a surgical labra repair of his left shoulder and is projected to miss 4-5 months.
Tom Wilson
Expected Return Wed Dec 7, 2022
Tom Wilson - OUT - Knee
Surgery
Wed May 25, 2022
Tom Wilson | Wilson has undergone successful surgery on his left knee to reconstruct his torn ACL and is expected to be sidelined for 6-8 months.

Sun May 15, 2022
Tom Wilson | Wilson suffered a "significant" knee injury in Game 1 against Florida and still doesn't know if he needs surgery during the offseason to repair the damage, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Fri May 13, 2022
Tom Wilson | Wilson (lower body) will not play in Friday's Game 6, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Wed May 11, 2022
Tom Wilson | Wilson (lower body) will not play in Game 5 against the Panthers on Wednesday but is considered day-to-day, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Tue May 10, 2022
Tom Wilson | Wilson (lower body) will join the team when it departs for Game 5 against Florida on Wednesday, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Mon May 9, 2022
Tom Wilson | Wilson (lower body) will not play in Monday's Game 4 against the Panthers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Sat May 7, 2022
Tom Wilson | Wilson (lower body) will not play in Saturday's Game 3 against the Panthers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Postreports.
Thu May 5, 2022
Tom Wilson | Wilson (lower body) will not play in Game 2 on Thursday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Wed May 4, 2022
Tom Wilson | Wilson (lower body) is a game-time decision for Game 2 on Thursday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Tue May 3, 2022
Tom Wilson | Wilson (undisclosed) is under evaluation for an injury he sustained in the first period of Tuesday's Game 1 versus the Panthers, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Tue May 3, 2022
Tom Wilson | Wilson is still under evaluation for a lower-body injury, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Nicklas Backstrom
Expected Return Sun Jan 1, 2023
Nicklas Backstrom - OUT - Hip
Surgery
Sat Jun 18, 2022
Nicklas Backstrom | Backstrom underwent resurfacing surgery on his left hip Friday. There is currently no timetable for his return.

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35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Taxi Squad
Entry Level Contract
Waiver Exempt
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(14) Forwards $56,080,000 68.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
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
$0
UFA

(2026)
Backstrom, Nicklas C 34
$9,200,000
NMC
$9,200,000
M-NTC
$9,200,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Oshie, T.J. RW 35
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Eller, Lars C 33
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
Johansson, Marcus C 31
$0
UFA
Dowd, Nic C 32
$1,300,000
$1,300,000
$1,300,000
$0
UFA
Kuznetsov, Evgeny C 30
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Larsson, Johan LW 29
$0
UFA
Hagelin, Carl LW 33
$2,750,000
$0
UFA
Wilson, Tom RW 28
$5,166,666
M-NTC
$5,166,666
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Mantha, Anthony RW 27
$5,700,000
$5,700,000
$0
UFA
Hathaway, Garnet RW 30
$1,500,000
$0
UFA
Sheary, Conor LW 30
$1,500,000
$0
UFA
Jonsson-Fjallby, Axel LW 24
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Snively, Joe LW 26
$800,000
$800,000
$0
UFA
McMichael, Connor C 21
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$56,080,000
$46,080,000
$33,550,000
$9,500,000
(5) Defence $17,341,667 21.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Carlson, John D 32
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$0
UFA

(2026)
Irwin, Matt D 34
$0
UFA
Orlov, Dmitry D 30
$5,100,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Jensen, Nick D 31
$2,500,000
$0
UFA
Schultz, Justin D 31
$0
UFA
van Riemsdyk, Trevor D 30
$950,000
$0
UFA
Kempny, Michal D 31
$0
UFA
Fehervary, Martin D 22
$791,667
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$17,341,667
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
(0) Goalies $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Vanecek, Vitek G 26
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Samsonov, Ilya G 25
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
TOTALS
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Roster Size

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

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19 10 6 2
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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39 19 9 2
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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$82,500,000 $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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$73,521,667 $54,080,000 $41,550,000 $17,500,000
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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$8,978,333 $28,420,000 $40,950,000 $65,000,000
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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$8,978,333 $28,420,000 $40,950,000 $65,000,000
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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$0 $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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$73,521,667 $54,080,000 $41,550,000 $17,500,000
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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$100,000 $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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$0 $0 $0 $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
(20) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
McIlrath, Dylan D 30
$750,000
$0
UFA
Sgarbossa, Michael C 29
$750,000
$0
UFA
Jokipakka, Jyrki D 30
$0
Fucale, Zach G 27
$750,000
$0
UFA
Hughes, Tommy D 30
$0
Pinho, Brian C 27
$0
UFA
Gersich, Shane LW 25
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Spinner, Steven RW 26
$0
$0
UFA
Elgestal, Kevin RW 26
$0
$0
UFA
Copley, Pheonix G 30
$0
UFA
Johansen, Lucas D 24
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Pilon, Garrett C 24
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Riat, Damien LW 25
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Malenstyn, Beck LW 24
$762,500
$762,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Vecchione, Mike C 29
$750,000
$0
UFA
Geisser, Tobias D 23
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Walfridsson, Sebastian D 23
$0
$0
UFA
Maass, Benton D 23
$0
$0
UFA
Roykas Marthinsen, Kristian LW 22
$0
Alexeyev, Alexander D 22
$863,334
$0
RFA
Clark, Kody C 22
$808,334
$0
RFA
Sutter, Riley RW 22
$764,167
$0
RFA
Gibson, Mitchell C 27
$0
Kannok-Leipert, Alex D 21
$0
Florchuk, Eric C 22
$0
Marthinsen, Kristian LW 22
$0
$0
UFA
Morrison, Adam G 31
$0
$0
UFA
McHale, Gavin G 34
$0
Nardella, Bobby D 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Leason, Brett RW 23
$775,000
$775,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Protas, Aliaksei C 21
$789,167
$789,167
$0
RFA
Rybinski, Henrik RW 20
$859,167
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
Has, Martin D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Sheppard, Derek D 28
$750,000
$0
UFA
Kessy, Kale LW 29
$0
$0
UFA
McCarthy, Chris C 30
$0
$0
UFA
Whitney, Steven RW 31
$0
$0
UFA
Lapierre, Hendrix C 20
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
Trineyev, Bogdan C 20
$859,167
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Hughes, Bear C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Bjorklund, Garin G 20
$843,333
$843,333
$843,333
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Magnusson, Oskar C 20
$0
$0
UFA
Iorio, Vincent D 19
$875,833
$875,833
$0
RFA
Shepard, Hunter G 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Johnson, Brent D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Lemay, Joaquim D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Hanelt, Haakon C 19
$0
$0
UFA
Krebs, Dru D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Clark, Chase G 20
$0
$0
UFA
Stevenson, Clay G 23
$855,000
$855,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$15,949,169
$7,513,334
$2,561,667