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2009–10 Washington Capitals · NHL
Presidents' Trophy Winners
Southeast Division Champions
Division 1st Southeast
Conference 1st Eastern
2009–10 record 54–15–12
Home record 30–5–5
Road record 24–10–7
Goals for 315
Goals against 229
General Manager George McPhee
Coach Bruce Boudreau
Captain Chris Clark (Oct-Dec)
Vacant (28 Dec-5 Jan)
Alexander Ovechkin (Jan- )
Alternate captains Mike Knuble
Alexander Ovechkin (Oct-Jan)
Tom Poti
Arena Verizon Center
Average attendance 18,277
Team leaders
Goals Alexander Ovechkin (50)
Assists Nicklas Backstrom (68)
Points Alexander Ovechkin (109)
Penalties in minutes Alexander Ovechkin (87)
Wins Jose Theodore (30)
Goals against average Semyon Varlamov (2.54)

The 2009–10 Washington Capitals season was the 36th season for the Washington Capitals in the National Hockey League (NHL). The season started with the 2009 NHL Entry Draft on June 26–27, with the Capitals holding the 24th selection in the draft.[1]


Pre-season Edit

# Date Opponent Score Location
1 September 17 Buffalo Sabres W 4-3 (OT) HSBC Arena
2 September 19 Chicago Blackhawks W 3-2 (OT) United Center
3 September 21 Buffalo Sabres L 1-2 Verizon Center
4 September 23 Chicago Blackhawks W 6-2 Verizon Center
5 September 24 New York Rangers L 2-3 Madison Square Garden
6 September 27 New York Rangers W 4-3 Verizon Center

Regular season Edit

On December 28, the Capitals traded away captain Chris Clark and Milan Jurcina to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Jason Chimera. On January 5, Alexander Ovechkin was made the new captain, the unanimous choice of the other players.

Divisional standings Edit

Southeast Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
1 pWashington Capitals 82 54 15 13 318 233 121
2 Atlanta Thrashers 82 35 34 13 234 256 83
3 Carolina Hurricanes 82 35 37 10 230 256 80
4 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 34 36 12 217 260 80
5 Florida Panthers 82 32 37 13 208 244 77

Conference standings Edit

Eastern Conference GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
pWashington Capitals 82 54 15 13 318 233 121
yNew Jersey Devils 82 48 27 7 222 191 103
yBuffalo Sabres 82 45 27 10 235 207 100
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 28 7 257 237 101
Ottawa Senators 82 44 32 6 225 238 94
Boston Bruins 82 39 30 13 206 200 91
Philadelphia Flyers 82 41 35 6 236 225 88
Montreal Canadiens 82 39 33 10 217 223 88
New York Rangers 82 38 33 11 222 218 87
Atlanta Thrashers 82 35 34 13 234 256 83
Carolina Hurricanes 82 35 37 10 230 256 80
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 34 36 12 217 260 80
New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 222 264 79
Florida Panthers 82 32 37 13 208 244 77
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 38 14 214 267 74
bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; p – Won Presidents' Trophy (and division)

Game log Edit

2009–10 Game Log

Playoffs Edit

On March 11th, the Capitals clinched the division title for the 3rd consecutive season after also winning division titles in the 2007–08 and 2008–09 campaigns. The Capitals have also clinched as the Eastern Conference champion. On April 4, the Capitals won their first ever President's Trophy award. The Capitals played the Montreal Canadiens in the opening round. The Canadiens won game 1, 3-2 in overtime. The Capitals won the next three games to take a 3-1 series lead. The Canadiens won the next two games to tie the series at 3-3 and force a game 7. In game 7, the Canadiens took a 2-0 lead which held up until the 3rd period. The Capitals came close many times and outshot the Canadiens 42-16, but the Canadiens' goaltender Jaroslav Halak kept them in the game, only allowing 1 goal. The Canadiens won the game 2-1 and eliminated the Capitals in the first round of the playoffs, which was one of the biggest playoff upsets in NHL history.


Key:      Win      Loss      Clinch Playoff Series      Eliminated from playoffs

2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin 72 50 59 109 45 89
Backstrom, NicklasNicklas Backstrom 82 33 68 101 37 50
Semin, AlexanderAlexander Semin 73 40 44 84 36 66
Green, MikeMike Green 75 19 57 76 39 54
Laich, BrooksBrooks Laich 78 25 34 59 16 34
Knuble, MikeMike Knuble 69 29 24 53 23 59
Fleischmann, TomasTomas Fleischmann 69 23 28 51 9 28
Morrison, BrendanBrendan Morrison 74 12 30 42 23 40
Fehr, EricEric Fehr 69 21 18 39 18 24
Poti, TomTom Poti 70 4 20 24 26 42
Bradley, MattMatt Bradley 77 10 14 24 6 47
Schultz, JeffJeff Schultz 73 3 20 23 50 32
Chimera, JasonJason Chimera 39 7 10 17 6 51
Steckel, DavidDavid Steckel 79 5 11 16 4 19
Clark, ChrisChris Clark 38 4 11 15 -4 27
Morrisonn, ShaoneShaone Morrisonn 68 1 11 12 8 68
Pothier, BrianBrian Pothier 41 4 7 11 12 10
Gordon, BoydBoyd Gordon 36 4 6 10 4 12
Perreault, MathieuMathieu Perreault 21 4 5 9 4 6
Erskine, JohnJohn Erskine 50 1 5 6 16 66
Sloan, TylerTyler Sloan 40 2 4 6 -1 22
Carlson, JohnJohn Carlson 22 1 5 6 11 8
Belanger, EricEric Belanger 17 2 4 6 3 4
Corvo, JoeJoe Corvo 18 2 4 6 -4 2
Aucoin, KeithKeith Aucoin 9 1 4 5 -2 0
Alzner, KarlKarl Alzner 21 0 5 5 -2 8
Laing, QuintinQuintin Laing 36 2 2 4 2 21
Jurcina, MilanMilan Jurcina 27 0 4 4 0 14
Giroux, AlexandreAlexandre Giroux 9 1 2 3 3 4
Walker, ScottScott Walker 9 2 1 3 1 9
Wilson, KyleKyle Wilson 2 0 2 2 1 0
Beagle, JayJay Beagle 7 1 1 2 -1 2
Kane, BoydBoyd Kane 3 0 0 0 -1 2
Gordon, AndrewAndrew Gordon 2 0 0 0 -2 0
Bourque, ChrisChris Bourque 1 0 0 0 -2 0

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Backstrom, NicklasNicklas Backstrom 4 5 4 9 8 2
Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin 4 4 4 8 7 0
Knuble, MikeMike Knuble 4 2 3 5 5 4
Carlson, JohnJohn Carlson 4 1 3 4 7 0
Fehr, EricEric Fehr 4 2 1 3 2 0
Bradley, MattMatt Bradley 4 1 2 3 2 2
Poti, TomTom Poti 4 0 3 3 8 5
Gordon, BoydBoyd Gordon 3 1 1 2 3 0
Laich, BrooksBrooks Laich 4 1 1 2 -1 4
Chimera, JasonJason Chimera 4 1 1 2 2 2
Corvo, JoeJoe Corvo 4 1 1 2 1 2
Green, MikeMike Green 4 0 2 2 2 2
Morrison, BrendanBrendan Morrison 3 0 1 1 -1 0
Schultz, JeffJeff Schultz 4 0 1 1 0 2
Semin, AlexanderAlexander Semin 4 0 1 1 1 4
Fleischmann, TomasTomas Fleischmann 4 0 1 1 -1 4
Belanger, EricEric Belanger 4 0 1 1 0 2
Sloan, TylerTyler Sloan 1 0 0 0 0 0
Morrisonn, ShaoneShaone Morrisonn 3 0 0 0 2 0
Steckel, DavidDavid Steckel 2 0 0 0 1 0

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Theodore, JoseJose Theodore 47 2586 30 7 7 121 2.81 1352 .911 1 0 2 0
Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov 26 1527 15 4 6 65 2.55 718 .909 2 0 1 0
Neuvirth, MichalMichal Neuvirth 17 872 9 4 0 40 2.75 464 .914 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov 3 172 3 0 7 2.44 88 .920 0 0 0 0
Theodore, JoseJose Theodore 2 81 0 1 5 3.70 40 .875 0 0 0 0

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

AwardsEdit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Alexander Ovechkin[2] NHL First Star of the Week October 5, 2009
Alexander Ovechkin[3] NHL Third Star of the Week October 19, 2009
Alexander Ovechkin[4] NHL Second Star of the Month October 2009
Nicklas Backstrom[5] NHL First Star of the Week December 7, 2009
Alexander Ovechkin[6] NHL First Star of the Week January 18, 2010
Alexander Ovechkin[7] NHL First Star of the Month January 2010
Nicklas Backstrom[8] NHL Third Star of the Week February 1, 2010
Alexander Ovechkin[9] NHL First Star of the Week February 8, 2010
Nicklas Backstrom[10] NHL Third Star of the Week February 8, 2010
Nicklas Backstrom[11] NHL Third Star of the Week April 12, 2010

TransactionsEdit

The Capitals have been involved in the following transactions during the 2009–10 season.

TradesEdit

Date
Details
June 27, 2009[12] To Phoenix Coyotes
Sami Lepisto
To Washington Capitals
5th-round pick in 2010
July 17, 2009[13] To Calgary Flames
Keith Seabrook
To Washington Capitals
Future considerations
December 28, 2009[14] To Columbus Blue Jackets
Chris Clark
Milan Jurcina
To Washington Capitals
Jason Chimera
March 3, 2010[15] To Carolina Hurricanes
7th-round pick in 2010
To Washington Capitals
Scott Walker
March 3, 2010[16] To Minnesota Wild
2nd-round pick in 2010
To Washington Capitals
Eric Belanger
March 3, 2010[17] To Columbus Blue Jackets
6th-round pick in 2010
To Washington Capitals
Milan Jurcina
March 3, 2010[18] To Carolina Hurricanes
Brian Pothier
Oskar Osala
2nd-round pick in 2011
To Washington Capitals
Joe Corvo

Free agents acquired Edit

Player Former team Contract terms
Jake Hauswirth[19] Omaha Lancers 3 years, $545,000[20]
Mike Knuble[21] Philadelphia Flyers 2 years, $5.6 million
Brendan Morrison[22] Dallas Stars 1 year, $1.5 million
Dustin Stevenson[23] La Ronge Ice Wolves 3 year entry-level contract

Free agents lostEdit

Player New team Contract terms
Sergei Fedorov[24] Metallurg Magnitogorsk 2 years
Viktor Kozlov[25] Salavat Yulaev Ufa 3 years
Donald Brashear[26] New York Rangers 2 years, $2.8 million
Graham Mink[27] Florida Panthers 2 years, $525,000
Staffan Kronwall[28] Calgary Flames 2 years, $500,000
Brent Johnson[29] Pittsburgh Penguins 2 years, $2 million

Claimed via waivers Edit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers
Chris Bourque[30] Pittsburgh Penguins December 5, 2009

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers
Chris Bourque[31] Pittsburgh Penguins September 30, 2009

Player Signings Edit

Player Contract terms
Anton Gustafsson[32] 3 years
Quintin Laing[33] 1 year
Boyd Gordon[34] 1 year, $761,000
Shaone Morrisonn[35] 1 year, $1.975 million
Eric Fehr[36] 1 year, $771,750
Chris Bourque[37] 1 year
Kyle Wilson[38] 1 year
Steve Pinizzotto[39] 2 years
Jeff Schultz[40] 1 year, $715,000
Milan Jurcina[41] 1 year, $1.375 million
Cody Eakin[42] 3 year entry level contract
Alexander Semin[43] 1 year, $6 million contract extension
Tyler Sloan[44] 2 year contract extension
David Steckel[45] 3 year contract extension
Keith Aucoin[46] 2 year contract extension
Dmitry Kugryshev[47] 3 year entry-level contract

Roster Edit

Updated April 27, 2010.

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

D L 28 2007 Burnaby, British Columbia
19 Flag of Sweden Backstrom, NicklasNicklas Backstrom

C L 29 2006 Gävle, Sweden
18 Flag of Canada.svg Belanger, EricEric Belanger

C L 38 2010 Sherbrooke, Quebec
10 Flag of Canada.svg Bradley, MattMatt Bradley

RW R 37 2005 Stittsville, Ontario
74 Flag of the United States Carlson, JohnJohn Carlson

D R 26 2008 Natick, Massachusetts
25 Flag of Canada.svg Chimera, JasonJason Chimera

LW L 37 2009 Edmonton, Alberta
77 Flag of the United States Corvo, JoeJoe Corvo

D R 39 2010 Oak Park, Illinois
4 Flag of Canada.svg Erskine, JohnJohn Erskine

D L 36 2006 Kingston, Ontario
16 Flag of Canada.svg Fehr, EricEric Fehr

RW R 31 2003 Winkler, Manitoba
14 Flag of the Czech Republic Fleischmann, TomasTomas Fleischmann

LW L 32 2004 Kopřivnice, Czechoslovakia
15 Flag of Canada.svg Gordon, BoydBoyd Gordon

C R 33 2002 Unity, Saskatchewan
52 Flag of Canada.svg Green, MikeMike Green

D R 31 2004 Calgary, Alberta
23 Flag of Slovakia Jurcina, MilanMilan Jurcina

 Injury icon

D L 33 2010 Liptovský Mikuláš, Czechoslovakia
22 Flag of the United States Knuble, MikeMike Knuble

 (A)

RW R 44 2009 Toronto, Ontario
21 Flag of Canada.svg Laich, BrooksBrooks Laich

C L 33 2004 Wawota, Saskatchewan
53 Flag of Canada.svg Laing, QuintinQuintin Laing

LW L 37 2006 Harris, Saskatchewan
9 Flag of Canada.svg Morrison, BrendanBrendan Morrison

C L 41 2009 Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
26 Flag of Canada.svg Morrisonn, ShaoneShaone Morrisonn

D L 33 2004 Vancouver, British Columbia
8 Flag of Russia Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin

 (C)

LW R 31 2004 Moscow, Soviet Union
3 Flag of the United States Poti, TomTom Poti

 (A)

D L 39 2007 Worcester, Massachusetts
55 Flag of Canada.svg Schultz, JeffJeff Schultz

D L 30 2004 Calgary, Alberta
28 Flag of Russia Semin, AlexanderAlexander Semin

LW R 32 2002 Krasnoyarsk, Soviet Union
89 Flag of Canada.svg Sloan, TylerTyler Sloan

D L 35 2008 Calgary, Alberta
39 Flag of the United States Steckel, DaveDave Steckel

C L 34 2005 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
60 Flag of Canada.svg Theodore, JoseJose Theodore

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

G L 28 2006 Kuybyshev, Soviet Union
24 Flag of Canada.svg Walker, ScottScott Walker

RW R 43 2010 Cambridge, Ontario

Draft picks Edit

The Capitals' picks in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, in Montreal, Quebec on June 26–27, 2009.

Rnd Pick Player Nat Pos Team (league) NHL statistics
GPGAPtsPIM
124 Marcus Johansson Flag of Sweden Sweden C Färjestads BK (SEL)
255 Dmitri Orlov Flag of Russia Russia D Novokuznetsk (KHL)
385 Cody Eakin Flag of Canada.svg Canada C Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
4115 Patrick Wey Flag of the United States United States D Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
5144 Brett Fleming Flag of Canada.svg Canada D Mississauga St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
6174 Garrett Michael Flag of Canada.svg Canada RW Regina Pats (WHL)
7204 Benjamin Casavant Flag of Canada.svg Canada LW PEI Rocket (QMJHL)

Farm teams Edit

Hershey Bears Edit

The Capitals' American Hockey League affiliate will remain to be the Hershey Bears in the 2009–10 season.

South Carolina Stingrays Edit

The South Carolina Stingrays remain Washington's ECHL affiliate for the 2009–10 season.

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. Kimelman, Adam (2009-06-13). Final order for Entry Draft set. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2009-06-16.
  2. Ovechkin, Anderson and Tkachuk named NHL "Three Stars"
  3. Bryzgalov, Anderson, Ovechkin named NHL "Three Stars" of the week
  4. Anderson, Ovechkin, Bryzgalov named NHL 'Three Stars' for October
  5. Backstrom, Weiss, Duchene named '3 Stars of Week'
  6. Ovechkin, Mason and Latendresse named NHL's three stars of the week
  7. Ovi, Henrik Sedin, Vokoun named January's best
  8. Phoenix Coyotes' Shane Doan named NHL first star of the week with nine points
  9. Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin once again named NHL first star of week
  10. Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin once again named NHL first star of week
  11. Crosby, Staal, Backstrom are NHL's Stars of the Week
  12. COYOTES ACQUIRE LEPISTO FROM WASHINGTON, HESHKA FROM VANCOUVER IN EXCHANGE FOR DRAFT PICKS
  13. Capitals Trade Keith Seabrook to Calgary Flames
  14. Capitals Acquire Jason Chimera from Columbus for Chris Clark, Milan Jurcina
  15. Capitals Acquire Right Wing Scott Walker from Carolina
  16. Capitals Acquire Center Eric Belanger from Minnesota
  17. Capitals Acquire Defenseman Milan Jurcina from Columbus
  18. Capitals Acquire Defenseman Joe Corvo from Carolina
  19. Capitals Sign Center Jake Hauswirth
  20. Jake Hauswirth - CapGeek
  21. Capitals Sign Mike Knuble to Two-Year Contract
  22. Caps Sign Brendan Morrison
  23. Capitals Sign Defenseman Dustin Stevenson
  24. Fedorov: "I Always Wanted to Play on the Same Team With My Brother"
  25. 2009-10 Washington Capitals Preview
  26. Rangers agree to terms with Brashear
  27. Florida Panthers Sign RW Graham Mink
  28. Flames sign d-man Kronwall
  29. Pens Sign Goaltender Brent Johnson
  30. Capitals Claim Chris Bourque off Waivers from Pittsburgh
  31. Penguins Claim Forward Chris Bourque Off Waivers
  32. Capitals Sign Center Anton Gustafsson
  33. Capitals Re-Sign Left Wing Quintin Laing to One-Year Contract
  34. Capitals Sign Boyd Gordon
  35. Capitals Sign Shaone Morrisonn and Eric Fehr
  36. Capitals Sign Shaone Morrisonn and Eric Fehr
  37. Chris Bourque, Steve Pinizzotto and Kyle Wilson also signed for next year
  38. Chris Bourque, Steve Pinizzotto and Kyle Wilson also signed for next year
  39. Chris Bourque, Steve Pinizzotto and Kyle Wilson also signed for next year
  40. Capitals Sign Jeff Schultz
  41. Capitals Sign Milan Jurcina
  42. Capitals Sign Center Cody Eakin
  43. Caps Extend Forward Alexander Semin
  44. Capitals Sign Tyler Sloan and David Steckel to Contract Extensions
  45. Capitals Sign Tyler Sloan and David Steckel to Contract Extensions
  46. Capitals Sign Keith Aucoin to Two-Year Contract Extension
  47. Capitals Sign Right Wing Dmitry Kugryshev

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