Henrik Lundqvist tried to make a comeback this past April after having open heart surgery. “Right after getting back on the ice after surgery, I made it my “stretch goal” to join the Capitals for the end of the season,” he wrote on Social Media.
While there was really never a doubt in anyone’s mind that a deal would be done, when the ink was put to paper on Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin’s new, five-year, $47.5 million deal on the day before free agency, the City of Washington D.C., and the fan base of the team were able to breath a huge sigh of relief.
When it comes to the Washington Capitals and their logos, they have had a surprisingly long and complicated history. They have had some logos that fans have absolute adored, but also had logos that fans have voted as some of the worst in the NHL.
As expected, the Washington Capitals have been busy since the draft, and it’s only been less than a week. The team traded defenseman Brenden Dillon to the Winnipeg Jets on Monday Night in exchange for two second-round picks in 2022 and 2023.
Photo: NHL.com After the Vancouver Canucks bought out the final year of former Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby’s two-year contract that carried a $4.5 million cap hit, the Dallas Stars signed the 31-year-old unrestricted free agent to a one-year contract worth $2 million on Wednesday.
On the eve of the free-agent frenzy, the Washington Capitals made the least surprising signing by inking captain Alex Ovechkin to a five-year deal worth $47.5 million, likely keeping the Russian star with the team through the end of his NHL career.
Photo: Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman, the Vancouver Canucks traded former Washington Capitals left-handed defenseman Nate Schmidt to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night in exchange for a 2022 third-round pick.
Photo: Buffalo Sabres On Monday the Capitals traded rugged, veteran defenseman Brenden Dillon to the Winnipeg Jets for a 2022 second round pick and a 2023 second round pick, leaving an opening on the left side of the defensive corps that the Capitals will need to address.
Photo: NHL.com According to The Fourth Period’s David Pagnotta, the Washington Capitals are interested in pending unrestricted free agent left-handed defenseman Brandon Montour after trading Brenden Dillon to the Winnipeg Jets for a second-round pick in the 2022 and 2023 NHL Drafts on Monday night.
The Washington Capitals and NHL superstar Alex Ovechkin have worked out the terms of a new contract extension. He’ll be sticking with the team for five more seasons and is going to be paid handsomely to do so.
The Washington Capitals have traded defenseman Brenden Dillon to the Winnipeg Jets for two second-round draft picks. The Capitals officially announced they will receive the Jets’ 2022 and 2023 second-round picks.