Washington Capitals

Head Coach Peter Laviolette
Assistant Coach Scott Arniel
Assistant Coach Blaine Forsythe
Playoff Odds 65.2%
Cap Hit $85,540,112
Cap Space $-4,040,112
LTIR Pool $4,040,102
Roster 19/23
Contracts 51/50
Transactions
Connor McMichael | Head coach Peter Laviolette indicated that McMichael could see action with Evgeny Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols) and Alex Ovechkin (COVID-19 protocols) in quarantine, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports. Jan 21
Craig Anderson | The Capitals promoted Anderson from their taxi squad to their active roster Thursday. Jan 21
Connor McMichael | McMichael was called up to the taxi squad Thursday. Jan 21
Tom Wilson | Wilson tallied a pair of goals and racked up a game-high 10 hits in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Penguins. Jan 19
Evgeny Kuznetsov | Kuznetsov scored a goal on a team-leading six shots in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Penguins. Jan 19

No games currently scheduled
Line Combinations Updated: Jan 21 (12:07pm)
$3,350,0003.4M
$9,200,0009.2M
$5,166,6675.2M
$3,900,0003.9M
$8,000,0008M
Line 1 $17,716,667 Pairing 1 $11,900,000
$2,750,0002.8M
$3,500,0003.5M
$5,750,0005.8M
$800,0000.8M
$4,000,0004M
Line 2 $12,000,000 Pairing 2 $4,800,000
$2,750,0002.8M
$750,0000.8M
$1,500,0001.5M
$795,0000.8M
$2,500,0002.5M
Line 3 $5,000,000 Pairing 3 $3,295,000
$725,0000.7M
$725,0000.7M
$735,0000.7M
$716,6670.7M
$700,0000.7M
Line 4 $2,185,000 Goalies $1,416,667
Injury Report
Ilya Samsonov
Expected Return Sat Jan 30, 2021
Ilya Samsonov - IR-NR - Covid-19
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov (COVID-19 protocols) will miss at least the next four games due to quarantine restrictions, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Thu Jan 21, 2021
Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov has tested positive for COVID-19, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Wed Jan 20, 2021
Ilya Samsonov | Samsonov was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Dmitry Orlov
Expected Return Sat Jan 30, 2021
Dmitry Orlov - OUT - Covid-19
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Dmitry Orlov | Orlov (COVID-19 protocols) will be out of the lineup for a minimum of four games, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Wed Jan 20, 2021
Dmitry Orlov | Orlov was placed in the league's COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Alex Ovechkin
Expected Return Sat Jan 30, 2021
Alex Ovechkin - IR-NR - Covid-19
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Alex Ovechkin | Ovechkin (COVID-19 protocols) will be unavailable for Washington's next four games after entering quarantine, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.

Wed Jan 20, 2021
Alex Ovechkin | Ovechkin was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Evgeny Kuznetsov
Expected Return Sat Jan 30, 2021
Evgeny Kuznetsov - IR-NR - Covid-19
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Evgeny Kuznetsov | Head coach Peter Laviolette announced that Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols) will miss at least the next four games due to quarantine restrictions, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Wed Jan 20, 2021
Evgeny Kuznetsov | Kuznetsov was added to the COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Michal Kempny
Expected Return Tue Apr 6, 2021
Michal Kempny - IR - Achilles

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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
(11) Forwards $53,515,129 65.7% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Ovechkin, Alex
IR
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
Panik, Richard RW 29
$2,750,000
$2,750,000
$2,750,000
$0
UFA
Dowd, Nic C 30
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Kuznetsov, Evgeny
IR
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 26
$5,166,667
M-NTC
$5,166,667
M-NTC
$5,166,666
M-NTC
$5,166,666
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Vrana, Jakub LW 24
$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 23
$725,000
$725,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$53,515,129
$39,891,667
$38,416,666
$27,916,666
$22,750,000
$0
(7) Defence $28,395,000 34.8% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Chara, Zdeno +35 D 43
$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
$0
UFA
Siegenthaler, Jonas D 23
$800,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Kempny, Michal
LTIR
D 30
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$28,395,000
$26,000,000
$19,500,000
$11,900,000
$8,000,000
$0
(1) 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 38
$1,500,000
$0
UFA
Vanecek, Vitek G 25
$716,667
$716,667
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Samsonov, Ilya
IR
G 23
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$3,141,667
$716,667
$0
$0
$0
$0
(1) Buried $25,000 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Copley, Pheonix G 29
$25,000
$0
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$25,000
$0
$0
$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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19 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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51 29 15 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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$85,540,112 $66,608,334 $57,916,666 $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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$-4,040,112 $14,891,666 $23,583,334 $41,683,334
Current Cap Space

Amount of Cap Space that can be added to the roster without exceeding the Upper Limit (Salary Cap Maximum) based on the current roster.

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$-4,040,112 $14,891,666 $23,583,334 $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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$4,040,102 $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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$85,540,112 $66,608,334 $57,916,666 $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
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
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Hughes, Tommy D 28
$0
Pinho, Brian
C 25
$725,000
$725,000
$0
RFA
Carr, Daniel
LW 29
$700,000
$0
UFA
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 23
$817,500
$817,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Malenstyn, Beck LW 22
$736,666
$0
RFA
Jonsson-Fjallby, Axel LW 22
$860,000
$0
RFA
Gustafsson, Hampus C 27
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Geisser, Tobias D 21
$775,000
$775,000
$0
RFA
Walfridsson, Sebastian D 21
$0
Maass, Benton D 22
$0
Roykas Marthinsen, Kristian LW 21
$0
Alexeyev, Alexander D 21
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
Fehervary, Martin
D 21
$805,833
$805,833
$0
RFA
Clark, Kody C 21
$839,167
$839,167
$0
RFA
Sutter, Riley RW 21
$786,667
$786,667
$0
RFA
Gibson, Mitchell 25
$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 29
$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 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Kessy, Kale LW 28
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
McCarthy, Chris C 29
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Warm, Beck G 21
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Whitney, Steven RW 29
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Lapierre, Hendrix C 18
$925,000
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Trineyev, Bogdan 18
$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 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$19,591,667
$9,100,001
$2,614,167
$0
$0
$0