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 seasonEdit

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

Regular season Edit

Divisional standings Edit

Conference standings Edit

Playoffs Edit

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

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-season Edit

Regular seasonEdit

Player statsEdit


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


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


Regular Season
Player Award Awarded


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


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

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 lostEdit

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

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Player Signings Edit

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

Updated April 27, 2010.

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

D L 31 2007 Burnaby, British Columbia
19 Flag of Sweden Backstrom, NicklasNicklas Backstrom

C L 32 2006 Gävle, Sweden
18 Flag of Canada.svg Belanger, EricEric Belanger

C L 42 2010 Sherbrooke, Quebec
10 Flag of Canada.svg Bradley, MattMatt Bradley

RW R 41 2005 Stittsville, Ontario
74 Flag of the United States Carlson, JohnJohn Carlson

D R 30 2008 Natick, Massachusetts
25 Flag of Canada.svg 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.svg Erskine, JohnJohn Erskine

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

RW R 34 2003 Winkler, Manitoba
14 Flag of the Czech Republic Fleischmann, TomasTomas Fleischmann

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

C R 36 2002 Unity, Saskatchewan
52 Flag of Canada.svg Green, MikeMike Green

D R 34 2004 Calgary, Alberta
23 Flag of Slovakia Jurcina, MilanMilan Jurcina

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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.svg Laich, BrooksBrooks Laich

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

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

C L 44 2009 Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
26 Flag of Canada.svg Morrisonn, ShaoneShaone Morrisonn

D L 37 2004 Vancouver, British Columbia
8 Flag of Russia Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin


LW R 34 2004 Moscow, Soviet Union
3 Flag of the United States Poti, TomTom Poti


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

D L 34 2004 Calgary, Alberta
28 Flag of Russia Semin, AlexanderAlexander Semin

LW R 36 2002 Krasnoyarsk, Soviet Union
89 Flag of Canada.svg 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.svg Theodore, JoseJose Theodore

G R 43 2008 Laval, Quebec
40 Flag of Russia Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov

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

RW R 47 2010 Cambridge, Ontario

Draft picksEdit

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.svg Canada Lewiston Maineiacs (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)

Farm teams Edit

Hershey Bears Edit

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

South Carolina Stingrays Edit

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

See also Edit

References Edit

External linksEdit

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