Washington Capitals

Head Coach Peter Laviolette
Assistant Coach Scott Arniel
Assistant Coach Blaine Forsythe
Playoff Odds 97.2%
Cap Hit $85,223,517
Cap Space $-3,723,517
LTIR Pool $4,040,112
Roster 21/23
Contracts 50/50
Transactions
TRADE ANALYSIS
The New Jersey Devils acquired Jonas Siegenthaler from the Washington Capitals for 2021 third round pick
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Apr 11
Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek stopped 34 of 35 shots Sunday in an 8-1 win over the Bruins. Apr 11
Tom Wilson | Wilson tallied a power-play goal and added an assist in an 8-1 win over the Bruins. Apr 11
Conor Sheary | Sheary scored a pair of goals, with one coming on the power-play, in Sunday's 8-1 win over the Bruins. He finished with three shots. Apr 11
T.J. Oshie | Oshie scored twice, including one power-play goal, and added a pair of assists in Sunday's 8-1 victory over Boston. Apr 11

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$9,538,4629.5M
$7,800,0007.8M
$5,166,6675.2M
$5,100,0005.1M
$8,000,0008M
Line 1 $22,505,129 Pairing 1 $13,100,000
$735,0000.7M
$9,200,0009.2M
$725,0000.7M
$3,900,0003.9M
$4,000,0004M
Line 2 $10,660,000 Pairing 2 $7,900,000
$3,350,0003.4M
$3,500,0003.5M
$5,750,0005.8M
$795,0000.8M
$2,500,0002.5M
Line 3 $12,600,000 Pairing 3 $3,295,000
$2,750,0002.8M
$750,0000.8M
$1,500,0001.5M
$925,0000.9M
$716,6670.7M
Line 4 $5,000,000 Goalies $1,641,667
Injury Report
Michal Kempny
Expected Return Mon May 3, 2021
Michal Kempny - IR-NR - Achilles
Not Specified
Thu Apr 8, 2021
Michal Kempny | Kempny (Achilles) skated with the Capitals' taxi squad Thursday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Beck Malenstyn
Expected Return Tue Jun 15, 2021
Beck Malenstyn - IR - Achilles
Not Specified
Henrik Lundqvist
Expected Return Thu Jul 1, 2021
Henrik Lundqvist - IR-LT - Chest
Surgery
Sun Apr 11, 2021
Henrik Lundqvist | Lundqvist announced Sunday via his personal Twitter account that his recent checkup showed inflammation around his heart that required a few months of rest.

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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
(13) Forwards $51,465,129 63.1% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Ovechkin, Alex LW 35
$9,538,462
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Backstrom, Nicklas C 33
$9,200,000
NMC
$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 34
$5,750,000
M-NTC
$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 31
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
Dowd, Nic C 30
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Kuznetsov, Evgeny C 28
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$7,800,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
(2025)
Hagelin, Carl LW 32
$2,750,000
$2,750,000
$2,750,000
$0
UFA
Wilson, Tom RW 27
$5,166,667
M-NTC
$5,166,667
M-NTC
$5,166,666
M-NTC
$5,166,666
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Carr, Daniel LW 29
$700,000
$0
UFA
Vrana, Jakub LW 25
$3,350,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Hathaway, Garnet RW 29
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
$0
UFA
Sheary, Conor LW 28
$735,000
$0
UFA
Sprong, Daniel RW 24
$725,000
$725,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$51,465,129
$37,141,667
$35,666,666
$27,916,666
$22,750,000
$0
(6) Defence $27,595,000 33.9% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Chara, Zdeno +35 D 44
$795,000
NMC
$0
UFA
Carlson, John D 31
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$0
UFA
(2026)
Orlov, Dmitry
IR
D 29
$5,100,000
M-NTC
$5,100,000
M-NTC
$5,100,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Jensen, Nick D 30
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$0
UFA
Dillon, Brenden D 30
$3,900,000
$3,900,000
$3,900,000
$3,900,000
$0
UFA
Schultz, Justin D 30
$4,000,000
$4,000,000
$0
UFA
van Riemsdyk, Trevor D 29
$800,000
$950,000
$950,000
$0
UFA
Kempny, Michal
LTIR
D 30
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$27,595,000
$26,950,000
$20,450,000
$11,900,000
$8,000,000
$0
(2) Goalies $3,141,667 3.9% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Lundqvist, Henrik
LTIR
G 39
$1,500,000
$0
UFA
Vanecek, Vitek G 25
$716,667
$716,667
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Samsonov, Ilya G 24
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$3,141,667
$716,667
$0
$0
$0
$0
(2) Buried $1,700,000 2.1% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Panik, Richard RW 30
$1,675,000
$1,625,000
$1,625,000
$0
UFA
Copley, Pheonix G 29
$25,000
$0
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$1,700,000
$1,625,000
$1,625,000
$0
$0
$0
(1) Buyout & Retained Salary $43,566 0.1% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Malenstyn, Brock - Season Opening IR
0
$43,566
TOTALS TOTALS
$43,566
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
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2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Roster Size

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

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21 17 12 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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50 31 21 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 $81,500,000 $81,500,000 $81,500,000
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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$85,223,517 $66,433,334 $57,741,666 $39,816,666
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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$-3,723,517 $15,066,666 $23,758,334 $41,683,334
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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$1,175,000 $15,066,666 $23,758,334 $41,683,334
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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$4,040,112 $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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$84,365,112 $66,433,334 $57,741,666 $39,816,666
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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$419,750 $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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$1,330,000 $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
(26) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Anderson, Craig
G 39
$700,000
$0
UFA
Panik, Richard
RW 30
$2,750,000
$2,750,000
$2,750,000
$0
UFA
Sgarbossa, Michael
C 28
$700,000
$0
UFA
Jokipakka, Jyrki D 29
$0
Schilling, Cameron D 32
$700,000
$0
UFA
LaDue, Paul D 28
$700,000
$0
UFA
Maillet, Philippe C 28
$700,000
$0
UFA
Fucale, Zach G 25
$700,000
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Hughes, Tommy D 29
$0
Pinho, Brian C 25
$725,000
$725,000
$0
RFA
Gersich, Shane LW 24
$700,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Spinner, Steven RW 25
$0
$0
UFA
Elgestal, Kevin RW 24
$0
$0
UFA
Copley, Pheonix G 29
$1,100,000
$1,100,000
$0
UFA
Johansen, Lucas D 23
$700,000
$0
RFA
Pilon, Garrett
C 22
$745,000
$0
RFA
Riat, Damien LW 24
$817,500
$817,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Malenstyn, Beck LW 23
$736,666
$0
RFA
Jonsson-Fjallby, Axel LW 23
$860,000
$0
RFA
Gustafsson, Hampus C 27
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Geisser, Tobias D 22
$775,000
$775,000
$0
RFA
Walfridsson, Sebastian D 22
$0
Maass, Benton D 22
$0
Roykas Marthinsen, Kristian LW 21
$0
Alexeyev, Alexander D 21
$863,334
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Fehervary, Martin D 21
$791,667
$791,667
$791,667
$0
RFA
Clark, Kody C 21
$808,334
$808,334
$808,334
$0
RFA
Sutter, Riley RW 21
$764,167
$764,167
$764,167
$0
RFA
Gibson, Mitchell 26
$0
$0
UFA
Kannok-Leipert, Alex D 20
$0
Florchuk, Eric C 21
$0
Bau-Hansen, Mathias LW 27
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Marthinsen, Kristian LW 21
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Morrison, Adam G 30
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
McHale, Gavin G 33
$0
Snively, Joe LW 25
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Nardella, Bobby D 24
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
McMichael, Connor C 20
$894,167
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
Leason, Brett RW 21
$842,500
$842,500
$0
RFA
Protas, Aliaksei C 20
$795,000
$795,000
$795,000
$0
RFA
Has, Martin D 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Kessy, Kale LW 28
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
McCarthy, Chris C 29
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Whitney, Steven RW 30
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Lapierre, Hendrix C 19
$925,000
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Trineyev, Bogdan 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Hughes, Bear C 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Bjorklund, Garin G 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Magnusson, Oskar C 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$18,793,335
$9,751,669
$6,591,669
$0
$0
$0