Washington Capitals

Lars Eller continues to strive for improvement, grow the game in Denmark

Eller, a revered figure in his homeland, hopes more Danish players get the same opportunities to reach the NHL level.

January 5, 2023

Former Habs forward Devante Smith-Pelly announces retirement from hockey

By: Canadian Press

The 30-year-old Smith-Pelly played with four NHL teams over a 12-year professional hockey career.

December 30, 2022

Alex Ovechkin reaches 800 career goals with hat trick

By: Canadian Press

Ovechkin became the third NHL player to reach 800 career goals.

December 13, 2022

Tying the knot to a new team – Dylan Strome keeps busy this offseason

By: Chris Lomon

Strome, who signed as a free agent with the Washington Capitals in July, has had a jam-packed offseason.

August 11, 2022

Capitals' Backstrom undergoes hip resurfacing surgery

By: Canadian Press

No timeline was given on his return other than the team saying Backstrom will begin a “lengthy” rehabilitation and recovery process immediately.

June 18, 2022

Capitals' Tom Wilson out 6-8 months after knee surgery

By: Canadian Press

The long rehabilitation time frame means Wilson is on track to miss at least the first month of the season, if not more.

May 25, 2022

Paige and Nic Dowd bring the joy of the game to families affected by sensory sensitivities

By: Chris Lomon

Launched in 2018, Dowd's Crowd provides children with sensory needs the opportunity to attend Washington Capitals games.

March 10, 2022

Capitals sign center Nic Dowd to $3.9M, 3-year extension

By: Canadian Press

Dowd will count $1.3 million against the salary cap each of the past three seasons, almost double his current $750,000 value.

November 14, 2021

Capitals re-sign Alex Ovechkin to $47.5M, 5-year contract

By: Canadian Press

The winger who captained the Capitals to their only Stanley Cup in franchise history is now under contract through the 2025-26 season.

July 27, 2021

One Minute with Alex Ovechkin

By: NHLPA Staff

From tear-jerkers to getting his groove on, One Minute with Alex Ovechkin covers it all.

June 25, 2021

Ovechkin joins Washington Spirit ownership group

By: Chris Lomon

Inspired in part by his mother Tatyana, a 2x Olympic gold medal basketball player, Alex Ovechkin is all in on supporting female soccer and the D.C community.

May 25, 2021

Alex Ovechkin confident he will sign extension with Capitals

By: Canadian Press

Teammates would be surprised if Ovechkin isn't back.

May 25, 2021

This or That | Alex Ovechkin

By: NHLPA Staff

Alex Ovechkin makes some buzzer-beater decisions in a round of This or That.

April 21, 2021

Conor Sheary signs 2-year, $3 million deal with Capitals

By: Canadian Press

Forward Conor Sheary re-signed with the Washington Capitals for two years and $3 million on Wednesday.

April 14, 2021

Caps sign Trevor van Riemsdyk to 2-year extension

By: Canadian Press

The Washington Capitals signed defenceman Trevor van Riemsdyk to a two-year, $1.9 million contract extension on Sunday.

March 21, 2021

Ovechkin nets 718, passes Espo for 6th as Caps stop Isles

By: Canadian Press

Alex Ovechkin scored his 718th goal to pass Phil Esposito for sole possession of sixth on the NHL’s career list.

March 16, 2021

Full offseason plate no problem for Hathaway

By: Chris Lomon

From fundraising for Hath's Heroes to preparing for his new role as a father, Garnet Hathaway's plate is full and that's just the way he likes it.

January 7, 2021

The King already feeling at home in the capital

By: Chris Lomon

With a visit to his new city and freshly designed gear almost in hand, the Henrik Lundqvist is feeling right at home with the Washington Capitals.

November 19, 2020

Capitals fire coach Todd Reirden after 2 post-season letdowns

By: Canadian Press

The Washington Capitals have fired coach Todd Reirden after a second consecutive first-round exit in the playoffs.

August 23, 2020

Eller donates Cleanse Portal, encourages support of homeless community

By: Chris Lomon

The Eller family has once again stepped up to help others in their community.

May 26, 2020