2010–11 Washington Capitals · NHL
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General Manager George McPhee
Coach Bruce Boudreau
Captain Alexander Ovechkin
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The 2010–11 Washington Capitals season is the 37th season for the Washington Capitals in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Off season[edit | edit source]

The Capitals will pick 26th-overall in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Divisional standings[edit | edit source]

Conference standings[edit | edit source]

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

The Capitals will attempt to return to the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.

Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals 

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Note:  Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Regular season

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Capitals. Stats reflect time with the Capitals only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Capitals have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

June 26, 2010
To Toronto Maple Leafs
4th-round pick in 2010
5th-round pick in 2010
To Washington Capitals
4th-round pick in 2010
July 28, 2010
To St. Louis Blues
Stefan Della Rovere
To Washington Capitals
D.J. King

Free agents acquired[edit | edit source]

Player Former team Contract terms
Dany Sabourin[3] Providence Bruins 1 year, $525.000
Kyle Greentree[4] Chicago Blackhawks 2 years, $1.025 million
Brian Fahey[4] Colorado Avalanche 1 year, $500,000
Brian Willsie[5] Colorado Avalanche 1 year, $525,000

Free agents lost[edit | edit source]

Player New team Contract terms
Milan Jurcina[6] New York Islanders 1 year, $1 million
Kyle Wilson[7] Columbus Blue Jackets 1 year, $600,000
Alexandre Giroux[8] Edmonton Oilers 1 year, $500,000
Joe Corvo[9] Carolina Hurricanes 2 years, $4.5 million
Chris Bourque[10] Atlant Moscow Oblast 2 years, $1 million
Shaone Morrisonn[11] Buffalo Sabres 2 years, $4.15 million

Claimed via waivers[edit | edit source]

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via waivers[edit | edit source]

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Player Signings[edit | edit source]

Player Contract terms
Nicklas Backstrom[12] 10 years, $67 million
Marcus Johansson[13] 3 years, $2.7 million entry-level contract
Boyd Gordon[14] 1 year, $800,000
Jeff Schultz[15] 4 years, $11 million
Eric Fehr[16] 2 years, $4.4 million
Andrew Gordon[17] 1 year, $500,000
Andrew Joudrey[17] 1 year, $500,000
Patrick McNeill[17] 1 year, $500,000
Zach Miskovic[17] 1 year, $500,000
Jay Beagle[17] 2 years, $1.025 million
Tomas Fleischmann[18] 1 year, $2.6 million

Roster[edit | edit source]

Updated April 27, 2010.

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
27 Flag of Canada Alzner, KarlKarl Alzner

D L 32 2007 Burnaby, British Columbia
19 Flag of Sweden Backstrom, NicklasNicklas Backstrom

C L 33 2006 Gävle, Sweden
18 Flag of Canada Belanger, EricEric Belanger

C L 43 2010 Sherbrooke, Quebec
10 Flag of Canada Bradley, MattMatt Bradley

RW R Error: Need valid year, month, day 2005 Stittsville, Ontario
74 Flag of the United States Carlson, JohnJohn Carlson

D R 31 2008 Natick, Massachusetts
25 Flag of Canada Chimera, JasonJason Chimera

LW L 41 2009 Edmonton, Alberta
77 Flag of the United States Corvo, JoeJoe Corvo

D R 43 2010 Oak Park, Illinois
4 Flag of Canada Erskine, JohnJohn Erskine

D L 40 2006 Kingston, Ontario
16 Flag of Canada Fehr, EricEric Fehr

RW R 35 2003 Winkler, Manitoba
14 Flag of the Czech Republic Fleischmann, TomasTomas Fleischmann

LW L 36 2004 Kopřivnice, Czechoslovakia
15 Flag of Canada Gordon, BoydBoyd Gordon

C R 37 2002 Unity, Saskatchewan
52 Flag of Canada Green, MikeMike Green

D R 35 2004 Calgary, Alberta
23 Flag of Slovakia Jurcina, MilanMilan Jurcina

 Injured Reserve

D L 37 2010 Liptovský Mikuláš, Czechoslovakia
22 Flag of the United States Knuble, MikeMike Knuble


RW R 48 2009 Toronto, Ontario
21 Flag of Canada Laich, BrooksBrooks Laich

C L 37 2004 Wawota, Saskatchewan
53 Flag of Canada Laing, QuintinQuintin Laing

LW L 41 2006 Harris, Saskatchewan
9 Flag of Canada Morrison, BrendanBrendan Morrison

C L 45 2009 Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
26 Flag of Canada Morrisonn, ShaoneShaone Morrisonn

D L 38 2004 Vancouver, British Columbia
8 Flag of Russia Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin


LW R 35 2004 Moscow, Soviet Union
3 Flag of the United States Poti, TomTom Poti


D L 43 2007 Worcester, Massachusetts
55 Flag of Canada Schultz, JeffJeff Schultz

D L 35 2004 Calgary, Alberta
28 Flag of Russia Semin, AlexanderAlexander Semin

LW R 36 2002 Krasnoyarsk, Soviet Union
89 Flag of Canada Sloan, TylerTyler Sloan

D L 39 2008 Calgary, Alberta
39 Flag of the United States Steckel, DaveDave Steckel

C L 38 2005 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
60 Flag of Canada Theodore, JoseJose Theodore

G R 44 2008 Laval, Quebec
40 Flag of Russia Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov

G L 32 2006 Kuybyshev, Soviet Union
24 Flag of Canada Walker, ScottScott Walker

RW R 47 2010 Cambridge, Ontario

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

Washington's picks at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, California.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 26 Evgeny Kuznetsov C Flag of Russia Russia Traktor Chelyabinsk (Kontinental Hockey League)
3 86 Stanislav Galiev RW Flag of Russia Russia Saint John Sea Dogs (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
4 112 (from Phoenix via Toronto) Philipp Grubauer G Flag of Germany Germany Windsor Spitfires (Ontario Hockey League)
5 142 (from Phoenix) Caleb Herbert C Flag of the United States United States Bloomington Jefferson High School (United States High School-MN)
6 176 Samuel Carrier RW Flag of Canada Canada Lewiston Maineiacs (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)

Farm teams[edit | edit source]

Hershey Bears[edit | edit source]

The Capitals' American Hockey League affiliate will remain to be the Hershey Bears in the 2010–11 season.

South Carolina Stingrays[edit | edit source]

The South Carolina Stingrays remain Washington's ECHL affiliate for the 2010–11 season.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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