Washington Capitals: Breaking down their top free agents of 2020

The top free agents of the Washington Capitals.

The Washington Capitals enter an offseason with a lot of questions and some of those questions will be answered come free agency. Here are the Caps restricted and unrestricted free agents.

Travis Boyd

Free agent type: restricted free agent

Travis Boyd carried a cap hit of $800,000 the last two years. This past season he scored three goals and added seven assists for 10 points in 24 games. He also scored his first playoff goal. There’s no telling how this will go but the Caps may likely extend him but they hope this deal doesn’t go to arbitration.

Jonas Siegenthaler

Free agent type: RFA

Jonas Siegenthaler carried a cap hit of $714,166 last season. He’ll definitely be due a raise north of one million. The Caps need to fix their defense and it’s unlikely they’ll let the young blue liner walk. This season he scored two goals and added seven assists for nine points.

Ilya Kovalchuk

Free agent type: unrestricted free agent

Ilya Kovalchuk carried a cap hit of $700,000 that he signed with the Montreal Canadiens, a team he will likely return to at free agency as the Caps trade of him was just a rental for the second half. He scored one goal and had three assists for four points in seven Capitals games. He had an assist in the playoffs.

Brenden Dillon

Free agent type: UFA

Brenden Dillon carried a cap hit of $3,270,000. The Caps brought him in to improve the defense and they’re looking at potentially re-signing him this offseason.

Radko Gudas

Free agent type: UFA

Radko Gudas carried a cap hit of $3,350,000. He scored two goals and added 13 assists for 15 points. He likely will not be back next season and even he himself didn’t think so.

Braden Holtby

Free agent type: UFA

Braden Holtby carried a cap hit of $6,100,000. He is the most popular free agent on the Capitals. Holtby carried a 25-14-6 this past season with a 3.11 goals against average and a .897 save percentage. In the playoffs he went 2-6-0 with a 2.49 goals against average and a .906 save percentage.

Those are the Capitals free agents in 2020. Who will they re-sign? Who will they let walk? Will we see some of them back next season? Will we see them all on different teams? Who knows!

One things for sure, we can’t wait for Caps hockey to be back and in the meantime are enjoying the Stanley Cup Fianls before the crazy offseason really begins.