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2012–13 Washington Capitals · NHL
Southeast Division Champions
Division 1st Southeast
Conference 3rd Eastern
2012–13 record 27–18–3
Home record 15–8–1
Road record 12–10–2
Goals for 149
Goals against 130
General Manager George McPhee
Coach Adam Oates
Captain Alexander Ovechkin
Alternate captains Nicklas Backstrom
Mike Green
Brooks Laich
Arena Verizon Center
Average attendance 17,734 (95.8%)[1]
(24 games)
Team leaders
Goals Alexander Ovechkin (32)
Assists Nicklas Backstrom (48)
Points Alexander Ovechkin (53)
Penalties in minutes Matt Hendricks (71)
Wins Braden Holtby (22)
Goals against average Braden Holtby (2.59)

The 2012–13 Washington Capitals season was the franchise's 39th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48 due to a lockout.

Off-seasonEdit

On June 26, 2012, the Capitals announced the hiring of Adam Oates as their new head coach.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

The Capitals scored the most power-play goals in the NHL during the regular season with 47. They also had the best power-play percentage at 27.65% (47 for 170).[3]

Schedule and resultsEdit

T
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = OT/SO Loss

Season standingsEdit

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Eastern Conference
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Pittsburgh Penguins AT 48 36 12 0 33 165 119 72
2 y – Montreal Canadiens NE 48 29 14 5 26 149 126 63
3 y – Washington Capitals SE 48 27 18 3 24 149 130 57
4 Boston Bruins NE 48 28 14 6 24 131 109 62
5 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 48 26 17 5 26 145 133 57
6 New York Rangers AT 48 26 18 4 22 130 112 56
7 Ottawa Senators NE 48 25 17 6 21 116 104 56
8 New York Islanders AT 48 24 17 7 20 139 139 55
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9 Winnipeg Jets SE 48 24 21 3 22 128 144 51
10 Philadelphia Flyers AT 48 23 22 3 22 133 141 49
11 New Jersey Devils AT 48 19 19 10 17 112 129 48
12 Buffalo Sabres NE 48 21 21 6 14 125 143 48
13 Carolina Hurricanes SE 48 19 25 4 18 128 160 42
14 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 48 18 26 4 17 148 150 40
15 Florida Panthers SE 48 15 27 6 12 112 171

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Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

bold – Qualified for playoffs, y – Won division, z – Won best record in conference

PlayoffsEdit

The Washington Capitals ended the 2012–13 regular season as the Southeast Division champions and therefore as the Eastern Conference's 3rd seed. They faced the #6 seed New York Rangers in the first round, losing 4 games to 3.

Key:      Win      Loss

2013 Stanley Cup playoffs

Player statisticsEdit

Final stats[4]

Skaters

Regular Season
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin 48 32 24 56 2 36
Ribeiro, MikeMike Ribeiro 48 13 36 49 −4 53
Backstrom, NicklasNicklas Backstrom 48 8 40 48 8 20
Brouwer, TroyTroy Brouwer 47 19 14 33 −5 28
Green, MikeMike Green 35 12 14 26 −3 20
Carlson, JohnJohn Carlson 48 6 16 22 11 18
Johansson, MarcusMarcus Johansson 34 6 16 22 3 4
Ward, JoelJoel Ward 39 8 12 20 7 12
Fehr, EricEric Fehr 41 9 8 17 14 10
Perreault, MathieuMathieu Perreault 39 6 11 17 7 20
Chimera, JasonJason Chimera 47 3 11 14 −5 48
Wolski, WojtekWojtek Wolski 27 4 5 9 1 6
Hillen, JackJack Hillen 23 3 6 9 9 14
Oleksy, StevenSteven Oleksy 28 1 8 9 9 33
Hendricks, MattMatt Hendricks 48 5 3 8 −6 73
Beagle, JayJay Beagle 48 2 6 8 −1 14
Kundratek, TomasTomas Kundratek 25 1 6 7 −5 8
Erskine, JohnJohn Erskine 30 3 3 6 10 34
Alzner, KarlKarl Alzner 48 1 4 5 −6 14
Laich, BrooksBrooks Laich 9 1 3 4 2 6
Erat, MartinMartin Erat

|| 9 || 1 || 2 || 3 || 0 || 4

Schultz, JeffJeff Schultz 26 0 3 3 −6 12
Poti, TomTom Poti 16 0 2 2 −2 2
Crabb, JoeyJoey Crabb 26 2 0 2 −1 8
Orlov, DmitryDmitry Orlov 5 0 1 1 5 0
Volpatti, AaronAaron Volpatti

|| 17 || 0 || 1 || 1 || −2 || 7

Hamrlik, RomanRoman Hamrlik

|| 4 || 0 || 1 || 1 || −1 || 2

Schilling, CameronCameron Schilling 1 0 0 0 −1 0

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Ward, JoelJoel Ward 7 1 3 4 −1 6
Green, MikeMike Green 7 2 2 4 0 4
Perreault, MathieuMathieu Perreault 7 1 3 4 3 0
Chimera, JasonJason Chimera 7 1 2 3 1 4
Backstrom, NicklasNicklas Backstrom 7 1 2 3 −2 0
Ribeiro, MikeMike Ribeiro 7 1 1 2 −2 10
Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin 7 1 1 2 −2 4
Brouwer, TroyTroy Brouwer 7 1 1 2 0 10
Alzner, KarlKarl Alzner 7 1 1 2 3 2
Johansson, MarcusMarcus Johansson 7 1 1 2 −3 0
Erskine, JohnJohn Erskine 7 0 1 1 −4 4
Beagle, JayJay Beagle 7 1 0 1 −5 4
Hillen, JackJack Hillen 7 0 1 1 −4 6
Carlson, JohnJohn Carlson 7 0 1 1 −4 4
Oleksy, StevenSteven Oleksy 7 0 1 1 −1 4
Erat, MartinMartin Erat 4 0 0 0 1 4
Hendricks, MattMatt Hendricks 7 0 0 0 −2 0
Fehr, EricEric Fehr 7 0 0 0 −2 6
Wilson, TomTom Wilson 3 0 0 0 −1 0

Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Holtby, BradenBraden Holtby 36 35 2089:14 23 12 1 90 2.58 1123 .920 4 0 2 2
Neuvirth, MichalMichal Neuvirth 13 12 723:08 4 5 2 33 2.74 367 .910 0 0 0 0
Grubauer, PhilippPhilipp Grubauer 2 1 83:58 0 1 0 5 3.57 59 .915 0 0 0 0
Totals 48 2896:20 27 18 3 128 2.65 1549 .917 4 0 2 2
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Holtby, BradenBraden Holtby 7 7 432:50 3 4 16 2.22 205 .922 1 0 0 2

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


Awards and records Edit

Awards Edit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Alexander Ovechkin[5] Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy April 2013
Alexander Ovechkin[6] Hart Memorial Trophy June 15, 2013


TransactionsEdit

The Capitals have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season.

TradesEdit

Date
Details
June 22, 2012[7] To Dallas Stars:
Cody Eakin
2nd-round pick in 2012
To Washington Capitals:
Mike Ribeiro
June 27, 2012[8] To Calgary Flames:
Dennis Wideman
To Washington Capitals:
Jordan Henry
5th-round pick in 2013
January 31, 2013[9] To Florida Panthers:
Zach Hamill
To Washington Capitals:
Casey Wellman
January 31, 2013[10] To Chicago Blackhawks:
Mathieu Beaudoin
To Washington Capitals:
Peter LeBlanc
March 14, 2013[11] To Minnesota Wild:
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2014Template:Efn
To Washington Capitals:
Chay Genoway
March 14, 2013[12] To Toronto Maple Leafs:
Kevin Marshall
To Washington Capitals:
Nicolas Deschamps
April 2, 2013[13] To Phoenix Coyotes:
Matt Clackson
To Washington Capitals:
Joel Rechlicz
April 2, 2013[14] To Edmonton Oilers:
Garrett Stafford
To Washington Capitals:
Dane Byers
April 3, 2013[15] To Nashville Predators:
Filip Forsberg
To Washington Capitals:
Martin Erat
Michael Latta

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Free agents signed Edit

Player Former team Contract terms
Joey Crabb[16] Toronto Maple Leafs 1 year, $950,000
Garrett Stafford[17] Hamilton Bulldogs 1 year, $550,000
Jack Hillen[18] Nashville Predators 1 year, $650,000
Ryan Stoa[19] Lake Erie Monsters 1 year, $700,000
Wojtek Wolski[20] Florida Panthers 1 year, $600,000
Matt Clackson[21] Chicago Wolves 1 year, $525,000
Eric Fehr[22] Winnipeg Jets 1 year, $600,000
Steven Oleksy[23] Hershey Bears 3 years, $1.625 million entry-level contract
Nate Schmidt[24] University of Minnesota 2 years, $1.85 million entry-level contract

Free agents lost Edit

Player New team Contract terms
Sean Collins[25] New York Rangers 1 year, $600,000
Jeff Halpern[26] New York Rangers 1 year, $700,000
Joel Rechlicz[27] Phoenix Coyotes 1 year, $550,000
Alexander Semin[28] Carolina Hurricanes 1 year, $7 million
Keith Aucoin[29] Toronto Maple Leafs 1 year, $650,000
Mike Knuble[30] Philadelphia Flyers 1 year, $750,000

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers
Aaron Volpatti[31] Vancouver Canucks February 28, 2013

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers
Roman Hamrlik[32] New York Rangers March 6, 2013


Player signingsEdit

Player Date Contract terms
Dany Sabourin[33] May 30, 2012 1 year, $525,000
Mike Carman[34] June 29, 2012 1 year, $525,000
Kevin Marshall[17] July 2, 2012 1 year, $525,000
Mathieu Perreault[35] July 5, 2012 2 years, $2.1 million
Jay Beagle[36] July 5, 2012 3 years, $2.7 million
Zach Hamill[37] July 11, 2012 1 year, $700,000
Filip Forsberg[38] July 13, 2012 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract
Mike Green[39] July 16, 2012 3 years, $18.25 million
Tom Wilson[40] July 19, 2012 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract
Troy Brouwer[41] September 12, 2012 3 years, $11 million contract extension
John Carlson[42] September 14, 2012 6 years, $23.8 million
Braden Holtby[43] February 25, 2013 2 years, $3.7 million contract extension
John Erskine[44] February 25, 2013 2 years, $3.925 million contract extension
Casey Wellman[45] March 28, 2013 2 years, $1.1 million contract extension
Jack Hillen[46] April 2, 2013 2 years, $1.4 million contract extension
Patrick Wey[47] April 5, 2013 2 years, $1.28 million entry-level contract
Ryan Stoa[48] April 15, 2013 1 year, $550,000 contract extension
Aaron Volpatti[49] April 24, 2013 2 years, $1.15 million contract extension
Eric Fehr[50] April 24, 2013 2 years, $3 million contract extension
Joel Rechlicz[51] June 26, 2013 1 year, $550,000

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Washington Capitals draft picks

Washington Capitals' picks at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 22 & 23, 2012.[52]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 11[a] Filip Forsberg C Flag of Sweden Sweden Leksands IF (Elitserien)
1 16 Tom Wilson RW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
3 77 Chandler Stephenson C/LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
4 100[b] Thomas Di Pauli C Flag of the United States United States U.S. National Team Development Program (USHL)
4 107 Austin Wuthrich RW Flag of the United States United States University of Notre Dame (CCHA)
5 137 Connor Carrick D Flag of the United States United States U.S. National Team Development Program (USHL)
6 167 Riley Barber RW Flag of the United States United States U.S. National Team Development Program (USHL)
7 195[c] Christian Djoos D Flag of Sweden Sweden Brynas IF Jr. (J20 SuperElit)
7 197 Jaynen Rissling D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
7 203[d] Sergei Kostenko G Flag of Russia Russia Metallurg Novokuznetsk-2 (MHL)
Draft notes[53]

See also Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2012–2013 NHL Attendance – National Hockey League – ESPN. ESPN. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
  2. Oates named new Capitals coach
  3. https://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2013.html
  4. 2012–2013 Regular Season Stats – Points – Washington Capitals – Statistics. Washington Capitals. Retrieved on May 16, 2013.
  5. 2013 NHL Awards
  6. Alex Ovechkin Wins Third Hart Trophy
  7. Washington Capitals. Capitals Acquire Center Mike Ribeiro from the Dallas Stars for Cody Eakin and a Second Round Draft Pick. Press release. Retrieved on June 22, 2012.
  8. Washington Capitals. Capitals Acquire a Fifth Round Draft Pick in the 2013 NHL Draft from the Calgary Flames for Defenseman Dennis Wideman. Press release. Retrieved on June 27, 2012.
  9. Washington Capitals. Capitals Acquire Casey Wellman from Florida. Press release. Retrieved on January 31, 2013.
  10. Washington Capitals. Forward Peter LeBlanc Acquired in Exchange for Mathieu Beaudoin. Press release. Retrieved on January 31, 2013.
  11. Washington Capitals. Capitals Acquire Chay Genoway from Minnesota. Press release. Retrieved on March 14, 2013.
  12. Washington Capitals. Capitals Acquire Nicolas Deschamps from Toronto. Press release. Retrieved on March 14, 2013.
  13. Washington Capitals. Capitals Acquire Joel Rechlicz from Phoenix. Press release. Retrieved on April 2, 2013.
  14. Washington Capitals. Forward Dane Byers Joins Hershey Bears. Press release. Retrieved on April 2, 2013.
  15. Washington Capitals. Capitals Acquire Martin Erat and Michael Latta from Nashville. Press release. Retrieved on April 3, 2013.
  16. Capitals Sign Joey Crabb
  17. 17.0 17.1 Capitals Sign Garrett Stafford and Kevin Marshall
  18. Capitals Sign Jack Hillen
  19. Capitals Sign Ryan Stoa
  20. Capitals Sign Wojtek Wolski
  21. Capitals Sign Matt Clackson
  22. Capitals Sign Eric Fehr
  23. Capitals Sign and Recall Steven Oleksy from Hershey
  24. Capitals Sign Nate Schmidt
  25. Minor signing: Rangers add defenseman Sean Collins
  26. Rangers add veteran forward Halpern
  27. Coyotes Agree to Terms with Rechlicz
  28. Canes Agree to Terms with Alexander Semin
  29. Leafs Sign Keith Aucoin & Simon Gysbers
  30. Flyers, Knuble agree to terms
  31. Capitals Claim Aaron Volpatti Off Waivers from Vancouver
  32. Rangers add veteran defenseman Hamrlik
  33. Capitals Re-sign Dany Sabourin
  34. Capitals Re-sign Mike Carman
  35. Capitals Re-sign Mathieu Perreault
  36. Capitals Re-sign Jay Beagle
  37. Capitals Re-sign Center Zach Hamill
  38. Capitals Sign Filip Forsberg
  39. Capitals Re-sign Mike Green
  40. Capitals Sign Tom Wilson
  41. Capitals Re-sign Troy Brouwer
  42. Capitals Re-sign John Carlson
  43. Capitals Re-sign Braden Holtby
  44. Capitals Re-sign John Erskine
  45. Capitals Re-sign Casey Wellman
  46. Capitals Re-sign Jack Hillen
  47. Capitals Sign Patrick Wey
  48. Capitals Re-sign Ryan Stoa
  49. Capitals Re-sign Aaron Volpatti
  50. Capitals Re-sign Eric Fehr
  51. Capitals Re-sign Joel Rechlicz
  52. NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results. NHL.com.
  53. 2012 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions.
  54. Caps Acquire Colorado Picks for Varlamov – Washington Capitals – News. Washington Capitals (July 1, 2011).
  55. Capitals Acquire Jason Arnott from New Jersey – Washington Capitals – News. Washington Capitals (February 28, 2011).
  56. Capitals Acquire a Fourth-Round Draft Pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and Right Wing Danick Paquette from Winnipeg for Right Wing Eric Fehr – Washington Capitals – News. Washington Capitals (July 8, 2011).
  57. Capitals Trade Keith Seabrook to Calgary Flames – Washington Capitals – News. Washington Capitals (July 17, 2009).
  58. Capitals Acquire a Seventh Round Pick in the 2012 NHL Draft from the Pittsburgh Penguins for Goaltender Tomas Vokoun – Washington Capitals – News. Washington Capitals (June 4, 2012).
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