The Washington Capitals are an American professional ice hockey team, established in 1974, based in Washington, D.C. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL) from the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference.
They have lost in the first round in the last season of NHL 2020-21 season. In the coming NHL 2021-22 season, the Capitals want to play well in their regular-season games. Recently, they have announced their current roster and players lineup for this season.
Washington Capitals Current Roster & Lineup (2021-2022)
The Washington Capitals have picked six players from the 2021 NHL entry draft. Additionally, they have acquired six players and signed five players (Beck Malenstyn, Alexander Ovechkin, Lucas Johansen, Ilya Samsonov & Vincent Iorio) for the 1-5 years.
Who are on the Washington Capitals Current Roster for 2021-2022
Let’s take a look at the players on the Washington Capitals’ current roster and how they will perform in the upcoming games. This roster consists of 26 players, 7 centers, 9 wingers, 8 defensemen, and 2 goaltenders.
Goaltender: Ilya Samsonov, Vitek Vanecek.
Center: Nicklas Backstrom, Connor McMichael, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nic Dowd, Lars Eller, Hendrix Lapierre, Aliaksei Protas.
Right-winger: Garnet Hathaway, Daniel Sprong, Anthony Mantha, Brett Leason, T. J. Oshie, Tom Wilson.
Left-winger: Alexander Ovechkin (C), Carl Hagelin, Conor Sheary.
Defense: John Carlson, Martin Fehervary, Nick Jensen, Justin Schultz, Dennis Cholowski, Matt Irwin, Dmitry Orlov, Trevor van Riemsdyk.
|19||C||Nicklas Backstrom (A)||33||2006||Gävle, Sweden|
|74||D||John Carlson (A)||31||2008||Natick, Massachusetts|
|38||D||Dennis Cholowski||23||2021||Langley, British Columbia|
|26||C||Nic Dowd||31||2018||Huntsville, Alabama|
|20||C||Lars Eller||32||2016||Rødovre, Denmark|
|42||D||Martin Fehervary||22||2018||Bratislava, Slovakia|
|62||LW||Carl Hagelin||33||2019||Nykvarn, Sweden|
|21||RW||Garnet Hathaway||29||2019||Naples, Florida|
|52||D||Matt Irwin||33||2021||Victoria, British Columbia|
|3||D||Nick Jensen||31||2019||Rogers, Minnesota|
|92||C||Evgeny Kuznetsov||29||2010||Chelyabinsk, Russia|
|29||C||Hendrix Lapierre||19||2020||Gatineau, Quebec|
|49||RW||Brett Leason||22||2019||Calgary, Alberta|
|39||RW||Anthony Mantha||27||2021||Longueuil, Quebec|
|24||C||Connor McMichael||20||2019||Scarborough, Ontario|
|9||D||Dmitry Orlov||30||2009||Novokuznetsk, Soviet Union|
|77||RW||T. J. Oshie||34||2015||Mount Vernon, Washington|
|8||LW||Alexander Ovechkin (C)||36||2004||Moscow, Soviet Union|
|59||C||Aliaksei Protas||20||2019||Vitebsk, Belarus|
|30||G||Ilya Samsonov||24||2015||Magnitogorsk, Russia|
|2||D||Justin Schultz||31||2020||Kelowna, British Columbia|
|73||LW||Conor Sheary||29||2020||Winchester, Massachusetts|
|10||RW||Daniel Sprong||24||2020||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|57||D||Trevor van Riemsdyk||30||2020||Middletown, New Jersey|
|41||G||Vitek Vanecek||25||2021||Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic|
|43||RW||Tom Wilson||27||2012||Toronto, Ontario|
Alexander Ovechkin is the current captain of the Washington Capitals’ roster for this season.
Nicklas Backstrom & John Carlson are the alternative captain of the Washington Capitals’ current roster.
Peter Laviolette is the current head coach of the Washington Capitals. Previously, he served as a head coach of the Nashville Predators, New York Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes & Philadelphia Flyers.
This is an overview of the Washington Capitals’ current roster, players lineup & players list. This will be updated regularly as new players are signed, traded, or released by the team.