Washington Capitals

Head Coach Peter Laviolette
Assistant Coach Scott Arniel
Assistant Coach Blaine Forsythe
Assistant Coach Kevin McCarthy
Playoff Odds 60.1%
Projected Cap Hit $83,153,929
Projected Cap Space $-1,653,929
Current Cap Space $7,436,666
LTIR Pool $9,092,095
Roster 23/23
Contracts 48/50
Transactions
Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek will get the starting nod for Thursday's contest in New Jersey, Mike Morreale of (NHL).com reports. Oct 21
Lars Eller | Eller recorded an assist and three shots during Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Avalanche. Oct 20
Carl Hagelin | Hagelin tallied an assist while logging 14:08 of ice time during Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Avalanche. Oct 20
Dmitry Orlov | Orlov registered two assists, one shot and a plus-3 rating against Colorado on Tuesday. Oct 20
Nick Jensen | Jensen registered a goal and an assist with a team-leading five hits in Tuesday's 6-3 win over Colorado. He also had two shots and a plus-3 rating. Oct 19

Line Combinations Updated: Oct 21 (3:58am)
$9,500,0009.5M
$7,800,0007.8M
$5,166,6675.2M
$791,6670.8M
$8,000,0008M
Line 1 $22,466,667 Pairing 1 $8,791,667
$5,700,0005.7M
$3,500,0003.5M
$725,0000.7M
$5,100,0005.1M
$2,500,0002.5M
Line 2 $9,925,000 Pairing 2 $7,600,000
$1,500,0001.5M
$863,3340.9M
$5,750,0005.8M
$950,0001M
$4,000,0004M
Line 3 $8,113,334 Pairing 3 $4,950,000
$2,750,0002.8M
$750,0000.8M
$1,500,0001.5M
$716,6670.7M
$2,000,0002M
Line 4 $5,000,000 Goalies $2,716,667
Injury Report
Nicklas Backstrom
Expected Return Sat Nov 6, 2021
Nicklas Backstrom - IR-LT - Hip
Tue Oct 12, 2021
Nicklas Backstrom | Backstrom (hip) was placed on long-term injured reserve Tuesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Sat Oct 2, 2021
Nicklas Backstrom | Backstrom (hip) said he has not resumed skating and that there is "no timetable" regarding his return, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Thu Sep 23, 2021
Nicklas Backstrom | Backstrom (hip) will miss the start of training camp and is currently listed as "week-to-week," JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

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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
(13) Forwards $55,599,168 68.2% 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
LTIR
C 33
$9,200,000
NMC
$9,200,000
NMC
$9,200,000
M-NTC
$9,200,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
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
$0
UFA
Eller, Lars C 32
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
Dowd, Nic C 31
$750,000
$0
UFA
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
Hagelin, Carl 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 RW 27
$5,700,000
$5,700,000
$5,700,000
$0
UFA
Hathaway, Garnet RW 29
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
$0
UFA
Sheary, Conor LW 29
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
$0
UFA
Sprong, Daniel RW 24
$725,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
McMichael, Connor C 20
$863,334
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Lapierre, Hendrix C 19
$894,167
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$55,599,168
$54,124,167
$44,874,167
$32,250,000
$9,500,000
$0
(8) Defence $22,991,667 28.2% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Carlson, John D 31
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$0
UFA
(2026)
Irwin, Matt D 33
$750,000
$0
UFA
Orlov, Dmitry 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
Cholowski, Dennis D 23
$900,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Fehervary, Martin D 22
$791,667
$791,667
$0
RFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$22,991,667
$17,341,667
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$0
(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 25
$716,667
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Samsonov, Ilya G 24
$2,000,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$2,716,667
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
(1) Buried $1,375,000 1.7% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Kempny, Michal D 31
$1,375,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$1,375,000
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
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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 17 9 5
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 30 11 5
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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$83,153,929 $71,465,834 $52,874,167 $40,250,000
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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$-1,653,929 $10,034,166 $28,625,833 $41,250,000
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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$7,436,666 $10,034,166 $28,625,833 $41,250,000
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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$9,092,095 $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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$83,155,429 $71,465,834 $52,874,167 $40,250,000
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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$182,500 $232,500 $445,000 $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
(24) 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
Sgarbossa, Michael C 29
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Jokipakka, Jyrki D 30
$0
Schilling, Cameron D 33
$0
UFA
Maillet, Philippe C 28
$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
Carr, Daniel LW 29
$0
UFA
Gersich, Shane LW 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Spinner, Steven RW 25
$0
$0
UFA
Elgestal, Kevin RW 25
$0
$0
UFA
Copley, Pheonix G 29
$1,100,000
$0
UFA
Kempny, Michal D 31
$2,500,000
$0
UFA
Johansen, Lucas D 23
$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 22
$0
Roykas Marthinsen, Kristian LW 22
$0
Alexeyev, Alexander D 21
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Clark, Kody C 22
$808,334
$808,334
$0
RFA
Sutter, Riley RW 21
$764,167
$764,167
$0
RFA
Gibson, Mitchell 26
$0
$0
UFA
Kannok-Leipert, Alex D 21
$0
Florchuk, Eric C 21
$0
Marthinsen, Kristian LW 22
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Morrison, Adam G 30
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
McHale, Gavin G 33
$0
Snively, Joe LW 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Nardella, Bobby D 25
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Leason, Brett RW 22
$842,500
$0
RFA
Protas, Aliaksei C 20
$789,167
$789,167
$789,167
$0
RFA
Has, Martin D 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Sheppard, Derek D 27
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Kessy, Kale LW 28
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
McCarthy, Chris C 30
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Whitney, Steven RW 30
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Trineyev, Bogdan 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Hughes, Bear C 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Bjorklund, Garin G 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Magnusson, Oskar C 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Iorio, Vincent D 18
$875,833
$875,833
$875,833
$0
RFA
Shepard, Hunter G 25
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Johnson, Brent D 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Lemay, Joaquim D 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Hanelt, Haakon 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Krebs, Dru D 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Clark, Chase G 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$18,110,835
$10,100,835
$1,665,000
$0
$0
$0