Washington Capitals: Top 10 best players heading into the Expansion Draft

Vitek Vanecek, Washington Capitals (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Vitek Vanecek, Washington Capitals (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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Conor Sheary, Washington Capitals (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Conor Sheary, Washington Capitals (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

#7 Conor Sheary

The Caps re-signed Conor Sheary because they enjoyed his play in his lone season with the Caps. Losing him would be a big blow to the Caps offense as Sheary represents one of the key pieces of the future. Though it is also highly unlikely the Caps will lose Sheary. There was a reason they unloaded a lot of big dawgs on defense but leaving Sheary exposed did surprise me a little bit.

Sheary had 14 goals and eight assists for 22 points. He was a spark plug for the bottom six who mostly spent time on the third line. Sheary would impact a Kraken offense looking to follow the steps of the Vegas Golden Knights which set the bar ridiculously high.

Sheary carries a cap hit of $1.5 million which would be a bargain for the Kraken. He had a 53.77 percent Corsi For percentage.