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Salary Cap: 2012-13 Washington Capitals: Salary/Cap Hit/Contract Thread

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Contents:

- Players Under Contract - Players on NHL Roster - Part I

- Players Under Contract - Players not on NHL Roster - Part II

- Players Under Contract - Organizational Contract List - Part III and AHL Contracts

- Free Agents: UFAs & RFAs

- Unsigned Prospects & Draft Pick Information

- Key Dates

- FAQ and Sources

Note: This is a resource thread, not a speculation thread...so roster discussions would be better served for the off-season discussion threads.


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The following is an ongoing, fairly conservative roster estimate based on players under contract for the 2012-13 season. Spots currently set to be up for grabs or unfilled have been left blank for the time being. Cap hits are shown, not salary.

The Caps currently have 49 players under NHL contract for the '12-13 season (not counting Wilson).

Left Wing  Center  Right Wing 
Marcus Johansson
$900,000
 Nicklas Backstrom
$6,700,000
 Alexander Ovechkin
$9,538,462
Martin Erat
$4,500,000
 Mike Ribeiro
$5,000,000
 Troy Brouwer
$2,350,000
Jason Chimera
$1,875,000
 Brooks Laich
$4,500,000
 Joel Ward
$3,000,000
Matt Hendricks
$825,000
 Jay Beagle
$900,000
 Eric Fehr
$600,000
Aaron Volpatti
$600,000
 Mathieu Perreault
$1,050,000
 Wojtek Wolski
$600,000

Left D  Right D 
Karl Alzner
$1,285,000
 Mike Green
$6,083,333
Jack Hillen
$650,000
 John Carlson
$3,966,667
John Erskine
$1,500,000
 Steven Oleksy
$541,667
Jeff Schultz
$2,750,000
 Tom Poti
$2,875,000

Goaltender
 
Braden Holtby
$637,778
Michal Neuvirth
$1,150,000

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Cap total: $xxx */ 25 players
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2012-2013 salary cap: $70.2M (bonus cushion???)
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Cap space: xxx

* Cap total includes $233,333 Sloan buyout

The 2012-2013 off-season salary cap is set to ~$77.22M however, as with the current cap figure for next season, much uncertainty remains given the current CBA's expiration on 9/15/12.
There's a fair likelihood the eventual cap number will be smaller.


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Other players under contract for '12-13 season (in alpha order, figures once again are cap hits):

PlayerPos.'12-13'13-14'14-15Notes
Brandon Anderson+G
$532,778
$532,778
$532,778
contract slid for '11-12
Dane ByersLW
560,000
UFA
  
Mike Carman+C
525,000
RFA*
  
Joey CrabbRW
950,000
UFA
  
Brett Flemming+D
558,333
558,333
RFA
 
Stanislav Galiev+LW
660,556
660,556
660,556
contract slid for '11-12
Chay GenowayD
575,000
575,000
UFA
 
Philipp Grubauer+G
607,222
607,222
607,222
contract slid for '11-12
Tomas KundratekD
816,666
RFA
  
Michael Latta+C
773,333
773,333
RFA
 
Peter Leblanc+C
525,000
RFA*
  
Patrick McNeillD
525,000
UFA
  
Garrett Mitchell+RW
575,000
575,000
RFA
 
Dmitry Orlov+D
900,000
900,000
RFA
 
Danick Paquette+RW
685,000
RFA
  
Ryan PotulnyC
525,000
UFA
 one way contract for '12-13
Joel RechliczRW
550,000
UFA
  
Dany SabourinG
525,000
UFA
  
Cameron Schilling+D
1,775,000
1,775,000
RFA
 
Nate Schmidt+D
1,350,000
1,350,000
RFA
 
Mattias Sjogren+C
900,000
RFA*
  
Dustin Stevenson+D
570,000
RFA
  
Ryan StoaLW
700,000
UFA
  
Casey WellmanC
800,000
UFA
  
Tom Wilson+*RW
1,325,000
1,325,000
1,325,000
 



+ Waiver-exempt to start the '12-13 season.
* '93 (or later)-born player drafted/signed out of the CHL; ineligible to play in the AHL until team's season (either at the NHL or CHL level) is over.


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Organizational list of up to 50 players under contract for '12-13 season : (alphabetical by position)

Currently, Caps have 50 players under contract; not counting Wilson.

Forwards (30)Defensemen (16)Goalies (5)
Backstrom, NicklasAlzner, KarlAnderson, Brandon
Beagle, JayCarlson, JohnGrubauer, Philipp
Brouwer, TroyErskine, JohnHoltby, Braden
Byers, DaneFlemming, BrettNeuvirth, Michael
Carman, MikeGenoway, ChaySabourin, Dany
Chimera, JasonGreen, Mike 
Crabb, JoeyHillen, Jack 
Deschamps, NicolasKundratek, Tomas 
Erat, MartinMcNeill, Patrick 
Fehr, EricOleksy, Steven 
Galiev, StanislavOrlov, Dmitry 
Hendricks, MattPoti, Tom 
Johansson, MarcusSchilling, Cameron 
Laich, BrooksSchmidt, Nate 
Latta, MichaelSchultz, Jeff 
Leblanc, PeterStevenson, Dustin 
Mitchell, Garrett  
Ovechkin, Alex  
Paquette, Danick  
Perreault, Mathieu  
Potulny, Ryan  
Ribeiro, Mike  
Rechlicz, Joel  
Sjogren, Mattias  
Stoa, Ryan  
Volpatti, Aaron  
Ward, Joel  
Wellman, Casey  
Wilson, Tom*  
Wolski, Wojtek  


AHL Contracts with Hershey for the 2012-2013 Season:

Coaching Staff: Mark French and Troy Mann
G: Sergei Kostenko
D: Julien Brouillette, Patrick Wellar, Scott Wietecha
F: Barry Almeida, Alex Berry, Joel Champagne, David Civitarese, Jon DiSalvatore, Jon Kalinski, Boyd Kane (Captain), Matt Pope, TJ Syner, Jeff Taffe, David Vallorani

AHL vets per AHL rule:
F: DiSalvatore (H/vet), Kane (H/vet), Potulny(W/vet), Taffe (H/vet)
D: Stafford (W/vet), McNeill (W/tw vet)


Reading/ECHL contracts for the 2012-13 season

Head coach: Larry Courville
G: Drew MacIntyre
D: Garrett Clarke, Adam Comrie, Derrick LaPoint, Bryant Molle, Denny Urban, Brad Walch
F: Julien Cayer, Ethan Cox, Tyler Gron, Chris Langkow, Trevor Lewis, David Marshall, Ian O'Connor, Yannick Tifu, Jesse Todd


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15 UFAs:

UFAs: 10 Played/dressed for at least one game for the 2011-12 Washington Capitals

Forwards: Aucoin (signed with TOR), Halpern (signed with NYR), King, Knuble (reported not returning), Rechlicz (signed with Phoenix), Semin (signed with CAR)

Defensemen: Collins, Wideman (rights traded)

Goalies: Sabourin (re-signed), Vokoun (rights traded)

Other UFAs

Bourque (F) (rights traded), Greentree (F), Hanson (Group 6 UFA, F) (signed with Boston/Providence), Micflikier (F) (signed in Switzerland), Miskovic (D), Henry (D)



7 RFAs: All 7 Players Sent QOs before the deadline

PlayerPos.'11-12 SalaryQualifying OfferNotes
John CarlsonD
$787,500
$826,875
5% QO; signed six-year extension on 9/14
Mike GreenD
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
arb. eligible; declined arb.; signed 3 year contract
Kevin MarshallD
$650,000
$715,000
10% QO; Caps announced 1 year contract signed on 7/2
Jay BeagleC/W
$525,000
$577,500
10% QO; arb. eligible; signed three-year extension on 7/5
Mike CarmanC
$610,000
$671,000
10% QO; signed a contract per capgeek update; NHL base, small increase on AHL portion
Zach HamillC
$787,500
$826,875
5% QO; re-signed one year contract
Mathieu PerreaultC
$525,000
$577,500
10% QO; arb. eligible; signed two-year extension on 7/5


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Unsigned Draft Pick/ Prospects with links to hockeydb profiles

(Ages as of June 2012)

PlayerPos.AgeLeagueNotes
Barber, RileyRW18NCAA Miami rights until August 15, 2016; 12 draft
Boyd, TravisC18NCAA UMinn rights until August 15, 2015; 11 draft
Burke, GregF22NCAA UNHrights until August 15, 2013; 08 draft
Carrick, ConnorD18OHL Plymouth rights until August 15, 2016 (working on clarifying); 12 draft
Di Pauli, ThomasC18NCAA Notre Damerights until August 15, 2016; 12 draft
Djoos, ChristianD17SEL Brynasrights until June 1, 2014; 12 draft
Forsberg, Filip*F17Swe-2 Leksand12 draft; signed to ELC announced on 7/13/2012; contract will slide if plays season in Sweden with Leksand
Haar, GarrettD19NCAA WMUrights until August 15, 2015; 11 draft
Herbert, CalebC20NCAA UMDrights until August 15, 2015; 10 draft
Koudys, PatrickD19USHL Muskegonrights until August 15, 2014; 11 draft, leaving RPI after soph season
Kostenko, SergeiG19ECHL Readingrights held indefiintely due to lack of transfer agreement; 12 draft
Kuznetsov, EvgenyC/RW20KHL Chelyabinskrights held indefinitely due to lack of transfer agreement; 10 draft
Rissling, JaynenD18WHL Calgaryrights until June 1, 2014; 12 draft
Soberg, SteffenG19Norway Valerengarights until June 1, 2013; 11 draft; signed 4 yr contract starting w/12-13 to play for Valerenga
Stefishen, TaylorLW21CIS U of Cgyrights until June 1, 2013; acquired via trade from Nashville for a conditional 7th round pick in 2013
Stephenson, ChandlerLW18WHL Reginarights until June 1, 2014; 12 draft
Wey, PatrickD21NCAA BCrights until August 15, 2013; 09 draft
Wilson, Tom*RW18OHL Plymouthrights until June 1, 2014; 12 draft; signed to ELC; contract will slide if plays season in OHL
Wuthrich, AustinRW18NCAA Notre Damerights until August 15, 2015; 12 draft

Other Draft Notes
10 2012 Picks
1 11 11 WSH Filip Forsberg C SWE 6' 1" 188 SWEDEN LEKSAND
1 16 16 WSH Thomas Wilson RW CAN 6' 3" 205 OHL PLYMOUTH
3 16 77 WSH Chandler Stephenson C LW CAN 5' 11" 190 WHL REGINA
4 9 100 WSH Thomas Di Pauli C USA 5' 11" 188 USHL USA U-18
4 16 107 WSH Austin Wuthrich RW USA 6' 1" 190 CCHA NOTRE DAME
5 16 137 WSH Connor Carrick D USA 5' 11" 185 USHL USA U-18
6 16 167 WSH Riley Barber RW USA 5' 11" 194 USHL USA U-18
7 14 195 WSH Christian Djoos D SWE 5' 11" 158 SWE-JR. BRYNAS JR.
7 16 197 WSH Jaynen Rissling D CAN 6' 4" 223 WHL CALGARY
7 22 203 WSH Sergei Kostenko G RUS 5' 11" 187 RUSSIA-JR. NOVOKUZNETSK 2


2013
5th: Acquired from Calgary in exchange for the rights to Dennis Wideman
7th: Conditionally traded to Nashville if Caps sign Taylor Stefishen by June 1, 2012 now 2013 based on June 1 news) deadline


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Summer/Fall 2012

June 22-23: 2012 Entry Draft / Pittsburgh, PA

June 25: Deadline to qualify RFAs, 5pm eastern time

July 1: Noon Eastern time. Beginning of free agency

July 5: Deadline for player-elected arbitration

July 6: Deadline for team-elected arbitration

July 9 - 14: Development camp/Kettler Capitals Iceplex begins

July 15: Qualifying offers expire

July - August: Arbitration hearings/Toronto

August 15: Deadline to sign select draft picks that played NCAA hockey

September 15: Current CBA expires

September and October schedule dependent on new CBA

September xxx: Rookie camp opens and Training camp follows

September 20: Rookie scrimmage against the Flyers rookies, hosted this year by the Capitals source/Flyers release

September 25: First preseason game for Capitals; link to Caps preseason schedule

October 12: Capitals regular season opener at home vs NJD


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The FAQ below pertains to the current CBA set to expire on 9/15/12. Revisions will be made as needed once a new CBA is established.



1) Off-Season Salary Cap
2) RFA Qualifying Offers & Arbitration
3) RFA Offer Sheet Compensation Information
4) Waivers
5) NTCs and NMCs
6) Contract Extensions
7) Sources


1) Off-Season Salary Cap. What are the rules for cap compliance during the off-season? Teams are allowed to exceed the coming season's salary cap by up to 10% in the off-season (defined as from July 1 until the last day of training camp). Players included in the off-season cap tally include all players signed to one-way contracts; a proportional salary amount from players on two-way contracts based on their days on the NHL roster the previous season; all active QOs & offer sheets; and all buyout amounts and deferred bonuses for the upcoming season. So, for the summer of 2012, contracts that count towards the off-season number include all one way contracts plus the pro-rated contracts for all the Hershey call-ups still under contract.

2) QOs & Arbitration. How are qualifying offers calculated and how does arbitration work? Qualifying offer amounts depend on the salary in the expiring contract year as follows:

Salary in final year Qualifying offer
< $660k 110% of previous salary
$660k - $1M 105% of previous salary
> $1M 100% of previous salary

Arbitration rights (eligibility for player-elected arbitration) are determined based on the number of pro years and the players age upon signing their first contract.

Age upon signing first SPC Required years to gain arb. rights
18-20 4 years
21 3 years
22-23 2 years
24+ 1 year

It's important to note that the player's age when signing isn't their age when they actually sign the contract but their age on September 15th of the year in which the contract is signed. Pro in this instance means either the NHL or AHL, except for 18-19yo's in the AHL. Based on the CBA's wording, 18-19yo's must be in the NHL (and play 11 or more games) to be considered pro. For more on arbitration consult Article 12 of the CBA.

Based on a calculation, the arbitration hearing award walk-away point for summer 2012 should be approx. $1,753,000 (2011 it was $1,632,974.)

3) RFA Offer Sheet Compensation Information for Summer 2012:

$1,110,249 or below - No Compensation

Over $1,110,249 to $1,682,194 - 3rd round pick

Over $1,682,194 to $3,364,391 - 2nd round pick

Over $3,364,391 to $5,046,585 - 1st round pick, 3rd

Over $5,046,585 to $6,728,781 - 1st round pick, 2nd, 3rd

Over $6,728,781 To $8,410,976 - Two 1st Round Picks, 2nd, 3rd

Over $8,410,976 - Four 1st Round Picks

4) Waiver News?

The thresholds for skaters are as follows:[/I]

AgeYears From SigningNHL Games Played
185160
194160
203160
21380
22370
23360
24260
25+1-

For Goalies
18680
19580
20480
21460
22460
23360
24260
25+1-

5) No Trade Clauses/No Movement Clauses

Ovechkin: Limited NTC starting in summer 2014; as described by GM during 2010 Caps Convention panel - Limited NTC, can designate 10 teams he will not accept a trade to and modify list each year before the season starts

Backstrom: Limited NTC starting in summer 2016 (per CapGeek) ""Modified NTC (no restrictions until July 1, 2016; for 2016-17 and beyond, can designate seven teams he will not accept a trade to no-trade list and modify that list each September beginning in 2017)"; confirmed by GM during 2010 Caps Convention panel

Laich: Limited NTC starting in summer 2011 for first four seasons of contract ending sometime after 2014-2015 season; supplies team with five teams he can't be traded to at the beginning of each of the four seasons

Ribeiro: per capgeek, 10 team no trade list NTC

6) Contract Extensions - Negotiating new contracts with players in organization

Players on the last year of a multi-year deal and players in last year of an ELC can enter into contract extensions starting July 1, 2012.

Players on one year contracts for the 2012-13 season can not have an official contract extension entered into before January 1, 2013.

$525,000 is the minimum salary for the 2012-13 season.

7) Sources:

- Langway and Sk84fun_dc's number crunching and CBA jujitsu. (We're human, though, so take this as just a good faith effort at getting into the nitty gritty of contracts in the cap world. We'll keep adding and correcting information as it becomes available.)

Some additional sources/references:

- CapGeek for cap & buyout calculators

- A direct link (.pdf) to the NHL CBA (set to expire on 9/15/12)

- The NHLPA listing of Washington players on the NHL roster; may need to use drop down to select Washington. Note that the figures listed on the NHLPA site are salary figures.

- Link to last season's thread


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Ok, up and running, we still have some edits to make, but consider this the new resource thread heading into what we hope is the 2012/2013 NHL season.

This post will serve as a FAQ update thread, too, as new information becomes available this summer and hopefully, eventually, a new/modified CBA.

Go Caps!

Again, please note: This is a resource thread, not a speculation thread...so roster discussions would be better served for the off-season discussion threads.

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this makes my head hurt. well done and thanks.

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Ha, thanks, it's a lot of stuff in one place, good and bad, I guess.

"Restricted Free Agents may make contact with Clubs (including their own) regarding potential interest, but may not sign new SPCs or Offer Sheets until the opening of Free Agency Signing Period"

per CBA Exhibit 15, this was effective starting yesterday: "Later of June 26 or Tuesday after Entry Draft"

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Who the hell is Mike Carman?

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Who the hell is Mike Carman?
Caps acquired in a trade in early February. Danny Richmond to Colorado/Lake Erie, which alleviated an AHL vet issue and brought back Carman, a center. (note: Danny Richmond has signed to play in Finland next season.) Carman, now 24yo, played four years of college hockey at Minnesota before signing with Colorado; he was a 3rd round pick in 2006. He is primarily a defensive center/penalty killer at the AHL level.

And yes, per capgeek, he re-signed, NHL minimum (for now) cap hit, two-way contract.

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Caps sign first round draft pick Filip Forsberg to his ELC. Plan is still for Forsberg to finish out the remaining year of his contract in Sweden. link "...expected to be assigned to Leksand for the upcoming 2012-13 season."

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Caps sign first round draft pick Filip Forsberg to his ELC. Plan is still for Forsberg to finish out the remaining year of his contract in Sweden. link "...expected to be assigned to Leksand for the upcoming 2012-13 season."
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#Caps have signed 2012 first-rounder Filip Forsberg to a 3yr, entry-level contract worth $832,500 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL.

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#Caps have signed 2012 first-rounder Filip Forsberg to a 3yr, entry-level contract worth $832,500 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL.
It's in the linked release. It's the basics and pretty much the max salary (pre signing bonus) and max AHL salary per the CBA, but absolutely shocked the Caps put it in the release (per the updates, sounds like new team policy, following the lead of a handful of other teams.) Also, Forsberg's contract will slide if he's sent back to Sweden based on his age, etc.

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Point of Order:

The NHL recently altered its rules to grant European players the same rights as North American players, enabling a player unsigned two years after his draft to re-enter the draft.

Yet this only applies for players from countries covered by the transfer agreement. Thus this does not apply for Russian players.

As a result, next June when Kuznetsov will have gone two years as Caps property but will not have signed a contract, he will continue to remain Caps property indefinitely because of the lack of a transfer agreement.

In the case of Forsberg, there IS a transfer agreement and a two year clock started at the time of his draft. Had he elected next summer to return to Leksand for a second year, that would have placed pressure on the Caps to get him signed when the season ended, lest he re-enter the draft.

By signing him now instead, the Caps get assurances now; he gets $92K in signing bonus immediately.

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Point of Order:

The NHL recently altered its rules to grant European players the same rights as North American players, enabling a player unsigned two years after his draft to re-enter the draft.

...

In the case of Forsberg, there IS a transfer agreement and a two year clock started at the time of his draft. Had he elected next summer to return to Leksand for a second year, that would have placed pressure on the Caps to get him signed when the season ended, lest he re-enter the draft.

By signing him now instead, the Caps get assurances now; he gets $92K in signing bonus immediately.
Yes, Forsberg's rights would have expired on June 1, 2014 if he hadn't been signed to his ELC. They changed the rules with the new CBA in '05 and when the countries agreed to the transfer agreements the rules started to apply (not Russia for now.) Kuznetsov's rights would have expired this June (June 1, 2012), except for the fact that he was drafted out of Russia and the lack of a transfer agreement.

Additional reasons to sign Forsberg now, as a loaned player back to Sweden, he can play in the NHL or AHL (could have done AHL without ELC, too, like Orlov) after his Swedish season is over (one factor being the World Championships if that's an option for him?) Also, his contract slides, he gets at least part of the signing bonus now, he's signed while still the current ELC rules, he can still go back and play in Sweden this year, etc. With the contract sliding, his cap hit will actually lower for the years when he is actually over here playing.

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Thanks, wanted to make sure. I thought that's how it broke down between Russian / non-Russian Europeans.

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I cringe seeing Wolski as the 2nd LW on that depth chart.

Great job though Sk8 and Langway. Always helpful.

NVM on the Hamill thing, on your 3rd post I thought the contract details were for the 11-12 seasons, not offseason. That was a little confusing... maybe but '12-13, '13-14, '14-15 instead? Since those are the season years? (For the Other Players under contract at the beginning of your 3rd post)


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I cringe seeing Wolski as the 2nd LW on that depth chart.

Great job though Sk8 and Langway. Always helpful.

NVM on the Hamill thing,...
I see Langway made an edit, maybe we had a typo on the years; if so, sorry, a lot of updates being made. Appreciate any help we can get making this as easy to read and accurate as possible. Still some information to be added, including the info. for some more of the players 'in the system' and the sliding contracts.

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Caps sign Tom Wilson. Expect him to play in OHL and contract will slide.

Per current CBA rules, it's the max signing bonus and max salary at both the AHL and NHL levels; the performance bonuses are the only difference from Forsberg's contract and what results in a different cap hit.

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"Capitals signs Keith Aucoin: 1 year / $650 000 NHL, $350 000 AHL"


Caps contracts update: Caps have 44 players under contract, including the 1 remaining RFA (Carlson); not counting Forsberg or Wilson

HBH vet update: looks like Hershey could start the season with 6 vets and 2 tweener vets (5 vets and 1 tw vet allowed to dress per game), but plenty of time between now and the start of the season to see things play out.

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Renaud P Lavoie ‏@RenLavoieRDS

"Capitals signs Keith Aucoin: 1 year / $650 000 NHL, $350 000 AHL"


Caps contracts update: Caps have 44 players under contract, including the 1 remaining RFA (Carlson); not counting Forsberg or Wilson

HBH vet update: looks like Hershey could start the season with 6 vets and 2 tweener vets (5 vets and 1 tw vet allowed to dress per game), but plenty of time between now and the start of the season to see things play out.
My initial thoughts on this are that Aucoin is a depth signing for Washington, or another move is going to be made in Hershey to accomodate him. Hershey dealt with the 6 veterans last year and eventually Richmond was shipped out so I doubt this happens again. I could see McNeil being moved because of the Stafford signing and Hershey having a good amount of puck movers already, but I can't figure out which veteran would be moved considering the only vet on a Washington contract is Potulny. It will be interesting to see what happens

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My initial thoughts on this are that Aucoin is a depth signing for Washington, or another move is going to be made in Hershey to accomodate him. Hershey dealt with the 6 veterans last year and eventually Richmond was shipped out so I doubt this happens again. I could see McNeil being moved because of the Stafford signing and Hershey having a good amount of puck movers already, but I can't figure out which veteran would be moved considering the only vet on a Washington contract is Potulny. It will be interesting to see what happens
Let's take this to a discussion thread, I'll start one about Hershey.

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