There are several free agents the Washington Capitals should consider.
The Washington Capitals enter the offseason with a ton of questions on whom they should add to their team. There’s also a coaching vacancy that needs to be filled.
The Caps have six free agents. Four of them are unrestricted free agents: Braden Holtby, Ilya Kovalchuk, Radko Gudas and Brenden Dillon. Two are restricted free agents in Travis Boyd and Jonas Siegenthaler. It is likely the Caps will bring back their RFAs and re-sign one of the UFAs.
Gudas carries a cap hit of $2,345,000 while Dillon carries a cap hit of $1,635,000. Braden Holtby, who is likely going to get a raise from another team, carried a cap hit of $6,100,000. Kovalchuk’s cap hit was $350,000.
For the RFAs Boyd has a cap hit of $800,000 while Siegenthaler has a cap hit of $714,166. Like I said, Boyd and Siegenthaler will likely be back. Boyd is a promising forward with speed. Siegenthaler is a young defenseman who’s gotten valuable playing time the last two years.
There are several big names in free agency that the Caps should look at adding. We’ll take a look at the top 3 and highlight them here. Who is number three?