In order to build a hockey team for the season you got to draft, develop, trade and add through free agency. We’ve talked about the best Washington Capitals draft picks, the positions, and what not. It’s time to tackle the free agents.
We went through the free agents of past and present and came up with another all time list featuring the top 10 of them. The purpose of these is to generate discussion and so far this series has. Who were your favorite additions? These ones either made an immediate impact, had good seasons, or helped the Capitals either through leadership or during their 2018 Stanley Cup run.
#10 Kip Miller
Kip Miller signed with the Washington Capitals as a free agent in July 9, 2002. He spent two seasons with the team there to wrap up his career. He was age 33 and 34 during those two seasons.
In 2002-03, Miller scored 12 goals and added 38 assists for 50 points in 72 games. The next season the numbers dipped a little bit to nine goals and 22 assists for 31 points in 66 games.
Miller was signed to a bottom six depth role and did good despite the age. His contract allowed him to make $550,000 the first year to $900,000 the second year.