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Head Coach Peter Laviolette
Assistant Coach Blaine Forsythe
Assistant Coach Kevin McCarthy
Playoff Odds 100%
Projected Cap Hit $92,010,414
Projected Cap Space $-9,510,414
Current Cap Space $3,850,450
LTIR Pool $13,523,784
Roster 23/23
Contracts 50/50
Transactions
Sonny Milano | Milano notched two assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 3-0 win over the Calgary Flames. Nov 25
T.J. Oshie | Oshie scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Friday's 3-0 win over the Calgary Flames. Nov 25
Alex Ovechkin | Ovechkin scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Friday's 3-0 win over the Calgary Flames. Nov 25
Darcy Kuemper | Kuemper made 32 saves in Friday's 3-0 win over the Calgary Flames. Nov 25
Darcy Kuemper | Kuemper will guard the home net against the Calgary Flames on Friday, Matt Weyrich of NBCS Washington reports. Nov 25

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Line Combinations Updated: Nov 26 (6:29am)
$9,500,0009.5M
$3,500,0003.5M
$1,500,0001.5M
$800,0000.8M
$8,000,0008M
Line 1 $14,500,000 Pairing 1 $8,800,000
$750,0000.8M
$7,800,0007.8M
$5,750,0005.8M
$791,6670.8M
$2,500,0002.5M
Line 2 $14,300,000 Pairing 2 $3,291,667
$1,100,0001.1M
$3,500,0003.5M
$5,700,0005.7M
$750,0000.8M
$950,0001M
Line 3 $10,300,000 Pairing 3 $1,700,000
$789,1670.8M
$1,300,0001.3M
$1,500,0001.5M
$1,100,0001.1M
$5,250,0005.3M
Line 4 $3,589,167 Goalies $6,350,000
Injury Report
Dmitry Orlov
Expected Return unknown
Dmitry Orlov - IR - Lower Body
Not Specified
Wed Nov 23, 2022
Dmitry Orlov | Orlov (lower body) is not expected to play Wednesday against the Philadelphia Flyers, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Carl Hagelin
Expected Return Tue Nov 29, 2022
Carl Hagelin - IR-LT - Hip
Surgery
Tom Wilson
Expected Return Wed Dec 7, 2022
Tom Wilson - IR-NR - Knee
Surgery
Beck Malenstyn
Expected Return Fri Dec 9, 2022
Beck Malenstyn - IR - Finger
Surgery
Nicklas Backstrom
Expected Return Sun Jan 1, 2023
Nicklas Backstrom - IR-LT - Hip
Surgery

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Performance Bonuses
Movement Clauses
35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Entry Level Contract
Waiver Exempt
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(14) Forwards $65,968,333 80.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Ovechkin, Alex LW 37
$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
LTIR
C 35
$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 32
$1,100,000
$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 30
$0
UFA
Hagelin, Carl
LTIR
LW 34
$2,750,000
$0
UFA
Wilson, Tom
IR
RW 28
$5,166,666
M-NTC
$5,166,666
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Brown, Connor
LTIR
RW 28
$3,600,000
$0
UFA
Mantha, Anthony RW 28
$5,700,000
$5,700,000
$0
UFA
Aube-Kubel, Nicolas RW 26
$1,000,000
$0
UFA
Milano, Sonny LW 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Hathaway, Garnet RW 31
$1,500,000
$0
UFA
Sheary, Conor LW 30
$1,500,000
$0
UFA
Strome, Dylan C 25
$3,500,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Malenstyn, Beck
IR
LW 24
$762,500
$762,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Snively, Joe LW 26
$800,000
$800,000
$0
UFA
Protas, Aliaksei C 21
$789,167
$789,167
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$65,968,333
$46,768,333
$33,550,000
$9,500,000
(7) Defence $19,755,001 23.9% 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
$750,000
$0
UFA
Orlov, Dmitry
IR
D 31
$5,100,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Jensen, Nick D 32
$2,500,000
$0
UFA
Gustafsson, Erik D 30
$800,000
$0
UFA
van Riemsdyk, Trevor D 31
$950,000
$0
UFA
Alexeyev, Alexander D 23
$863,334
$0
RFA
Fehervary, Martin D 23
$791,667
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$19,755,001
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
(2) Goalies $6,350,000 7.7% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Kuemper, Darcy G 32
$5,250,000
M-NTC
$5,250,000
M-NTC
$5,250,000
M-NTC
$5,250,000
M-NTC
$5,250,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2027)
Lindgren, Charlie G 28
$1,100,000
$1,100,000
$1,100,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$6,350,000
$6,350,000
$6,350,000
$5,250,000
$5,250,000
(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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23 13 8 3
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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50 23 15 3
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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$92,010,414 $61,118,333 $47,900,000 $22,750,000
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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$-9,510,414 $21,381,667 $34,600,000 $59,750,000
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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$3,850,450 $21,381,667 $34,600,000 $59,750,000
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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$13,523,784 $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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$92,173,334 $61,118,333 $47,900,000 $22,750,000
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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$82,500 $82,500 $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
(21) 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 30
$750,000
$0
UFA
Fucale, Zach G 27
$750,000
$0
UFA
Gersich, Shane LW 26
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Spinner, Steven RW 26
$0
$0
UFA
Elgestal, Kevin RW 26
$0
$0
UFA
Carlsson, Gabriel D 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Borgstrom, Henrik C 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Johansen, Lucas D 25
$762,500
$762,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Pilon, Garrett C 24
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Riat, Damien LW 25
$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 24
$0
$0
UFA
Roykas Marthinsen, Kristian LW 23
$0
Clark, Kody C 23
$808,334
$0
RFA
Sutter, Riley RW 23
$764,167
$0
RFA
Gibson, Mitchell C 27
$0
Kannok-Leipert, Alex D 22
$0
Florchuk, Eric C 22
$0
Marthinsen, Kristian LW 23
$0
$0
UFA
Nardella, Bobby D 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
McMichael, Connor C 21
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Rybinski, Henrik RW 21
$859,167
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
Has, Martin D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Lapierre, Hendrix C 20
$863,334
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Trineyev, Bogdan C 20
$859,167
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
Hughes, Bear C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Bjorklund, Garin G 20
$843,333
$843,333
$843,333
$0
RFA
Magnusson, Oskar C 20
$0
$0
UFA
Iorio, Vincent D 20
$845,000
$845,000
$845,000
$0
RFA
Shepard, Hunter G 27
$750,000
$0
UFA
Johnson, Brent D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Lemay, Joaquim D 20
$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
Miroshnichenko, Ivan LW 18
$0
$0
UFA
Chesley, Ryan D 18
$0
$0
UFA
Suzdalev, Alexander LW 18
$878,333
$878,333
$878,333
$0
RFA
Persson, Ludwig C 19
$878,333
$878,333
$878,333
$0
RFA
Karabela, Jake C 18
$0
$0
UFA
Hofer, Ryan C 20
$0
$0
UFA
Gucciardi, David D 20
$0
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$16,830,002
$8,507,501
$6,026,667