9-2-2003 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Calle Johansson is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Sergei Gonchar is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Steve Sullivan has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Mike Dunham has been chilly and allowed 9 goals in 2 games. Jaromir Jagr has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Dmitri Khristich is sliding on a 18 game streak without registering a single point. Adam Oates has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Peter Bondra has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Ulf Dahlen has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Olaf Kolzig hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Ivan Ciernik is sliding on a 19 game streak without registering a single point. Brian Sutherby has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. J.F. Fortin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



7-2-2003 Team captain meets with Ivan Ciernik
Following the team's recent 4-3 loss at Vancouver Canucks on 7-2-2003, Washington Capitals captain Adam Oates and Ivan Ciernik did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Adam Oates

7-2-2003 Sergei Gonchar reaches a milestone !
Sergei Gonchar scored the 100th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks on a feed by Jaromir Jagr. Hopefully one day this puck will end up in the Hall of Fame, he commented during a post game radio interview.

A native of Russia, Sergei Gonchar was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 503 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 182 assists along with 389 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 54 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 6+28=34 with 14 PIM.


4-2-2003 Media criticises the Washington Capitals
We dug ourselves in a hole... commented Washington Capitals GM George McPhee after today's game against the Anaheim Ducks. This brings their current streak to 9 games winless.

2-2-2003 Ron Wilson praises Jan Hejda
Washington Capitals head coach Ron Wilson has praised young defenseman Jan Hejda in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Jan Hejda has played 52 games with Plymouth Whalers this season, collecting 7+14=21 with 92 PIM.


2-2-2003 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Steve Sullivan has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Mike Dunham has been chilly and allowed 16 goals in 4 games. Dmitri Khristich is sliding on a 16 game streak without registering a single point. Ulf Dahlen has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Ivan Ciernik is sliding on a 17 game streak without registering a single point. Brian Sutherby has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. J.F. Fortin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



1-2-2003 Team captain meets with Steve Sullivan
Team captain Adam Oates called a short meeting with Steve Sullivan after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Steve Sullivan as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

31-1-2003 Team captain meets with Joe Sacco
Team captain Adam Oates called a short meeting with Joe Sacco after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Joe Sacco as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

29-1-2003 Team captain meets with Jeff Halpern
Following the team's recent 0-4 loss against Pittsburgh Penguins on 28-1-2003, Washington Capitals captain Adam Oates and Jeff Halpern did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Adam Oates

29-1-2003 Ron Wilson praises Zach Parise
Washington Capitals head coach Ron Wilson has praised young left wing Zach Parise in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Zach Parise has played 34 games with JyP Jyväskylä this season, collecting 26+9=35 with 28 PIM.


27-1-2003 Colin Forbes resumes full training.
Hershey Bears right wing Colin Forbes has resumed full training after his injury.

26-1-2003 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Peter Bondra is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Steve Sullivan has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Dainius Zubrus is sliding on a 19 game streak without registering a single point. Mike Dunham hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dmitri Khristich is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Ulf Dahlen has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Brian Sutherby has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. J.F. Fortin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



25-1-2003 Jeff Nelson resumes full training.
Hershey Bears center Jeff Nelson has resumed full training after his injury.

22-1-2003 Colin Forbes resumes light training.
Hershey Bears right wing Colin Forbes has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

21-1-2003 Ivan Ciernik frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Ivan Ciernik feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Ivan Ciernik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 9th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 25 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 1 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 19 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 10 PIM. He has also played 28 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 4+3=7 with 4 PIM.


20-1-2003 Jeff Nelson resumes light training.
Hershey Bears center Jeff Nelson has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

19-1-2003 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Peter Bondra is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Sergei Gonchar is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Alexei Zhamnov is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Dainius Zubrus is sliding on a 17 game streak without registering a single point. Mike Dunham hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dmitri Khristich is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Adam Oates has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Ulf Dahlen has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Craig Billington hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Brian Sutherby has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. J.F. Fortin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



19-1-2003 Jacob Cutta resumes full training.
Hershey Bears defenseman Jacob Cutta has resumed full training after his injury.

18-1-2003 Washington Capitals players named to All-Star Game
The following players from Washington Capitals were named to this year's All-Star Game:
-Jaromir Jagr
-Adam Oates
-Peter Bondra
-Sergei Gonchar


18-1-2003 Jacob Cutta injured.
Jacob Cutta of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Binghamton Senators. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . I just hope I can get back on the ice quickly and do what I can for the team, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

18-1-2003 Colin Forbes injured.
Colin Forbes of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Binghamton Senators. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . It will hard to watch from the stands for a week, he commented to the media.

15-1-2003 Sal Manganaro resumes full training.
Hershey Bears right wing Sal Manganaro has resumed full training after his injury.

13-1-2003 Adam Oates frustrated
Washington Capitals center Adam Oates feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Adam Oates, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 1175 NHL games during his career, notching 336 goals and adding 985 assists along with 365 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 45 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 20+32=52 with 2 PIM.


12-1-2003 Team captain meets with Joe Sacco
Team captain Adam Oates called a short meeting with Joe Sacco after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Joe Sacco as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

12-1-2003 Ryan Van Buskirk uncertain about future
Ryan Van Buskirk wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

12-1-2003 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Alexei Zhamnov is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Steve Sullivan is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Jaromir Jagr is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Adam Oates is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Peter Bondra is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Ulf Dahlen is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Sergei Gonchar is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Dainius Zubrus is down on his game pulling a 14 game streak without registering a single point. Mike Dunham hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dmitri Khristich has lost his sights and is now 31 games without a goal. Craig Billington hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Brian Sutherby has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. J.F. Fortin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-1-2003 Olaf Kolzig frustrated
Washington Capitals goaltender Olaf Kolzig feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Germany, Olaf Kolzig, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 388 NHL games during his career, booking 23 career shutouts and allowing 942 goals. The 32 year old goaltender has played 44 games with the Washington Capitals this season, allowing 128 goals on 970 while booking 2 shutouts.


10-1-2003 Jean-Francois Jomphe resumes full training.
Hershey Bears center Jean-Francois Jomphe has resumed full training after his injury.

10-1-2003 Sal Manganaro resumes light training.
Hershey Bears right wing Sal Manganaro has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

10-1-2003 Wayne Niedermayer agrees on a contract.
Wayne Niedermayer has signed a one year deal with the Hershey Bears. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

9-1-2003 Dainius Zubrus resumes full training.
Washington Capitals left wing Dainius Zubrus has resumed full training after his chest injury.

8-1-2003 Washington Capitals trade
Washington Capitals traded Rastislav Stana and WSH's round 2 pick in 2005 to Nashville Predators for Mike Dunham

A native of USA, Mike Dunham was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 3rd round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 206 NHL games during his career, booking 9 career shutouts and allowing 520 goals. The 30 year old goaltender has played 21 games with the Nashville Predators this season, allowing 68 goals on 451 while booking 1 shutouts.


8-1-2003 Dainius Zubrus injured.
Dainius Zubrus (WSH) suffered chest injury during the game in an incident with Chris McAllister (PHI). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. I just hope I can get back on the ice quickly and do what I can for the team, he said after the game.

6-1-2003 Team captain meets with Ivan Ciernik
Team captain Adam Oates called a short meeting with Ivan Ciernik after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Ivan Ciernik as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

6-1-2003 Ron Wilson praises Brent Seabrook
Washington Capitals head coach Ron Wilson has praised young defenseman Brent Seabrook in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Brent Seabrook has played 39 games with Rouyn-Noranda Huskies this season, collecting 11+19=30 with 30 PIM.


6-1-2003 Jean-Francois Jomphe injured.
Jean-Francois Jomphe of Hershey Bears suffered leg injury during tonights minorleague game against the Saint-John IceCaps. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . It's nothing big, I'll be back soon, ready to strike back, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

5-1-2003 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jaromir Jagr is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Adam Oates is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Peter Bondra is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Ulf Dahlen is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Sergei Gonchar is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Steve Sullivan has lost his sights and is now 18 games without a goal. Dainius Zubrus is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Dmitri Khristich has lost his sights and is now 28 games without a goal. Craig Billington hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Stephen Peat has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brian Sutherby has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. J.F. Fortin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



5-1-2003 Mark Murphy resumes full training.
Hershey Bears center Mark Murphy has resumed full training after his injury.

4-1-2003 J.F. Fortin frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman J.F. Fortin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, J.F. Fortin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 10 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 10 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


3-1-2003 Adam Oates frustrated
Washington Capitals center Adam Oates feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Adam Oates, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 1170 NHL games during his career, notching 334 goals and adding 979 assists along with 365 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 40 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 18+26=44 with 2 PIM.


3-1-2003 J.F. Fortin frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman J.F. Fortin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, J.F. Fortin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 10 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 10 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


3-1-2003 Mark Murphy injured.
Mark Murphy of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . That was just good, clean, hard hitting hockey. If you think I look bad now you should see the other guy, the injured player commented.

2-1-2003 Washington Capitals players selected to World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships (U-20) in icehockey are about to start. The following players from Washington Capitals organization have been selected to represent their countries:

-Steve Eminger (RUS)
-Matt Maglione (USA)
-Boyd Gordon (CZE)
-Peter Polcik (SVK)


30-12-2002 Jeff Johnstone agrees on a contract.
Jeff Johnstone has signed a one year deal with the Hershey Bears. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

29-12-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Alexei Zhamnov is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Ulf Dahlen is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Steve Sullivan has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Dmitri Khristich has lost his sights and is now 24 games without a goal. Sergei Gonchar has played 21 games without a goal. Craig Billington hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Stephen Peat has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brian Sutherby has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. J.F. Fortin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



29-12-2002 Sal Manganaro injured.
Sal Manganaro of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Albany Devils. He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks . This comes at a really bad time for us, but all I can do follow the rehab program and try to get back into the lineup as soon as possible, he said while limping toward the dressing room.

28-12-2002 Calle Johansson frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman Calle Johansson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Sweden, Calle Johansson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 1045 NHL games during his career, notching 115 goals and adding 415 assists along with 493 penalty minutes. The 35 year old defenseman has played 36 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 1+17=18 with 4 PIM.


27-12-2002 Team captain meets with Joe Sacco
Following the team's recent 3-1 loss at Ottawa Senators on 27-12-2002, Washington Capitals captain Adam Oates and Joe Sacco did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Adam Oates

23-12-2002 Peter Bondra reaches a milestone !
Peter Bondra scored the 400th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Florida Panthers on a feed by Adam Oates. It is just an amazing thing for me, he said as his teammates crowded around him.

A native of Slovakia, Peter Bondra was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 8th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 788 NHL games during his career, notching 400 goals and adding 307 assists along with 525 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 34 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 18+25=43 with 0 PIM.


23-12-2002 Jeff Nelson injured.
Jeff Nelson of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the San Antonio Rampage. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . Right now I'm at about 30%, but with 4-6 weeks off the Doctors say I'll be back in full form, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

22-12-2002 Olaf Kolzig frustrated
Washington Capitals goaltender Olaf Kolzig feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Germany, Olaf Kolzig, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 378 NHL games during his career, booking 23 career shutouts and allowing 920 goals. The 32 year old goaltender has played 34 games with the Washington Capitals this season, allowing 106 goals on 757 while booking 2 shutouts.


22-12-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jaromir Jagr is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Adam Oates is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Peter Bondra is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Steve Sullivan has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Dmitri Khristich has lost his sights and is now 21 games without a goal. Ulf Dahlen has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Sergei Gonchar has played 18 games without a goal. Craig Billington hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Glen Metropolit is sliding on a 17 game streak without registering a single point. Stephen Peat has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Brian Sutherby has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. J.F. Fortin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



21-12-2002 Team captain meets with Joe Sacco
Following the team's recent 2-1 loss at Buffalo Sabres on 21-12-2002, Washington Capitals captain Adam Oates and Joe Sacco were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Adam Oates

21-12-2002 Brian Sutherby speaks up.
Brian Sutherby is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 4 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

21-12-2002 Juha Riihijarvi resumes full training.
Hershey Bears left wing Juha Riihijarvi has resumed full training after his injury.

19-12-2002 J.F. Fortin frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman J.F. Fortin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, J.F. Fortin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 10 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 10 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


18-12-2002 Mike Siklenka uncertain about future
Mike Siklenka wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

18-12-2002 Dennis Maxwell agrees on a contract.
Dennis Maxwell has signed a one year deal with the Hershey Bears. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

16-12-2002 Team captain meets with Alexei Zhamnov
Team captain Adam Oates called a short meeting with Alexei Zhamnov after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Alexei Zhamnov as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

16-12-2002 Juha Riihijarvi resumes light training.
Hershey Bears left wing Juha Riihijarvi has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

16-12-2002 Peter Bondra reaches a milestone !
Peter Bondra scored the 700th point of his career in tonight's game against the Edmonton Oilers on a goal by Jaromir Jagr. Wow, I feel good about it...I guess, he said as camera flashes went off..

A native of Slovakia, Peter Bondra was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 8th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 784 NHL games during his career, notching 398 goals and adding 302 assists along with 525 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 30 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 16+20=36 with 0 PIM.


16-12-2002 Juha Riihijarvi injured.
Juha Riihijarvi of Hershey Bears suffered thigh injury during tonights minorleague game against the Bakersfield Condors. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . It hurts a bit but it'll be okay in a week or so I'm told, he said after the game.

15-12-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jaromir Jagr is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Adam Oates is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Steve Sullivan has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Dmitri Khristich has lost his sights and is now 17 games without a goal. Sergei Gonchar has played 14 games without a goal. Craig Billington hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Brian Sutherby has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



14-12-2002 Brian Sutherby resumes full training.
Washington Capitals left wing Brian Sutherby has resumed full training after his chest injury.

14-12-2002 Peter Bondra reaches a milestone !
Peter Bondra notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild on a goal by Adam Oates. Awesome, even more so because the game was televised, he said after viewing the play on the TV studio monitor..

A native of Slovakia, Peter Bondra was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 8th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 783 NHL games during his career, notching 398 goals and adding 300 assists along with 525 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 29 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 16+18=34 with 0 PIM.


12-12-2002 Team captain meets with Alexei Zhamnov
Team captain Adam Oates called a short meeting with Alexei Zhamnov after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Alexei Zhamnov as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

12-12-2002 Juha Riihijarvi agrees on a contract.
Juha Riihijarvi has signed a one year deal with the Hershey Bears. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

9-12-2002 Brian Sutherby resumes light training.
Washington Capitals left wing Brian Sutherby has resumed light training after his chest injury and is listed day to day.

9-12-2002 Adam Oates reaches a milestone !
Adam Oates scored the 1300th point of his career in tonight's game against the New Jersey Devils on a feed by Jaromir Jagr. My parents came to see this game so I just had to deliver, he said after the game.

A native of Canada, Adam Oates, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 1157 NHL games during his career, notching 329 goals and adding 971 assists along with 365 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 27 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 13+18=31 with 2 PIM.


9-12-2002 Brian Sutherby injured.
Brian Sutherby (WSH) suffered chest injury during the game in an incident with Scott Stevens (NJ). He is expected to be sidelined for about a week. I shall be back soon, and when I return promise I will do my best to help the team, he said after the game in the dressing room.

8-12-2002 Team captain meets with Calle Johansson
Team captain Adam Oates called a short meeting with Calle Johansson after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Calle Johansson as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

8-12-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Alexei Zhamnov is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Jaromir Jagr is looking good with 5 points in 2 games last week. Peter Bondra is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Steve Sullivan is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Igor Ulanov has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Dainius Zubrus is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Dmitri Khristich has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Ulf Dahlen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Sergei Gonchar has played 11 games without a goal. Craig Billington hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Brian Sutherby has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-12-2002 Jacob Cutta resumes full training.
Hershey Bears defenseman Jacob Cutta has resumed full training after his injury.

6-12-2002 Igor Ulanov speaks up.
Igor Ulanov is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

6-12-2002 Jacob Cutta injured.
Jacob Cutta of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hartford Wolfpack. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . This is a rough game and injuries happen, lucky for me that this one is not serious, he said to the press.

4-12-2002 J.F. Fortin frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman J.F. Fortin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, J.F. Fortin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 8 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


4-12-2002 Mark Murphy resumes full training.
Hershey Bears center Mark Murphy has resumed full training after his injury.

2-12-2002 Adam Oates frustrated
Washington Capitals center Adam Oates feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Adam Oates, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 1156 NHL games during his career, notching 327 goals and adding 971 assists along with 365 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 26 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 11+18=29 with 2 PIM.


2-12-2002 J.F. Fortin frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman J.F. Fortin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, J.F. Fortin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 8 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


2-12-2002 Patrick Boileau resumes full training.
Hershey Bears defenseman Patrick Boileau has resumed full training after his injury.

1-12-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jaromir Jagr is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Alexei Zhamnov has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Igor Ulanov has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Dmitri Khristich has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Ulf Dahlen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Olaf Kolzig has been chilly and allowed 12 goals in 3 games. Craig Billington hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Brian Sutherby has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



30-11-2002 Michael Farrell resumes full training.
Hershey Bears defenseman Michael Farrell has resumed full training after his injury.

29-11-2002 Mark Murphy resumes light training.
Hershey Bears center Mark Murphy has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

29-11-2002 Michael Farrell injured.
Michael Farrell of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Syracuse Crunch. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Nothing serious, but I do remember who hit me and caused the injury, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

27-11-2002 Patrick Boileau resumes light training.
Hershey Bears defenseman Patrick Boileau has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

26-11-2002 Team captain meets with Glen Metropolit
Team captain Adam Oates called a short meeting with Glen Metropolit after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Glen Metropolit as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

25-11-2002 Igor Ulanov speaks up.
Igor Ulanov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 4 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

24-11-2002 Dainius Zubrus speaks up.
Dainius Zubrus is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

24-11-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jaromir Jagr is looking red hot with a 8 game point streak. Adam Oates is looking red hot with a 12 game point streak. Peter Bondra is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Dmitri Khristich has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Craig Billington hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



24-11-2002 Jeff Nelson resumes full training.
Hershey Bears center Jeff Nelson has resumed full training after his injury.

23-11-2002 Ivan Ciernik frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Ivan Ciernik feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Ivan Ciernik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 9th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 6 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 0 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season. He has played 21 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 4 PIM.


22-11-2002 Team captain clashes with Dmitri Khristich
A shouting match erupted in the Washington Capitals locker room after the 6-0 win against Colorado Avalanche on 22-11-2002. Team captain Adam Oates apparently tried to have some words with Dmitri Khristich whose play has not been up to par recently. In response, the slumping right wing stormed out, slamming the door.

22-11-2002 Ulf Dahlen speaks up.
Ulf Dahlen is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

19-11-2002 Jeff Nelson resumes light training.
Hershey Bears center Jeff Nelson has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

18-11-2002 Team captain meets with Dainius Zubrus
Following the team's recent 3-1 loss at Pittsburgh Penguins on 18-11-2002, Washington Capitals captain Adam Oates and Dainius Zubrus did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Adam Oates

17-11-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Alexei Zhamnov is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Steve Sullivan is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Jaromir Jagr is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 4 game goalstreak. Adam Oates is looking red hot with a 9 game point streak. Peter Bondra is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Calle Johansson is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Glen Metropolit is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Dmitri Khristich has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Craig Billington hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

Igor Ulanov remains sidelined with thigh injury.



17-11-2002 Igor Ulanov resumes full training.
Washington Capitals defenseman Igor Ulanov has resumed full training after his thigh injury.

15-11-2002 Ulf Dahlen resumes full training.
Washington Capitals right wing Ulf Dahlen has resumed full training after his chest injury.

14-11-2002 Dainius Zubrus speaks up.
Dainius Zubrus is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

14-11-2002 Sal Manganaro agrees on a contract.
Sal Manganaro has signed a one year deal with the Hershey Bears. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

14-11-2002 Igor Ulanov injured.
Igor Ulanov (WSH) suffered thigh injury during the game in an incident with Andrei Nazarov (ARI). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. If it was up to me I would have finished the game, but they want to be careful about this kind of injury, he said in a TV interview.

13-11-2002 Dainius Zubrus speaks up.
Dainius Zubrus is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

12-11-2002 Aki Kauppinen agrees on a contract.
Aki Kauppinen has signed a one year deal with the Hershey Bears. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

12-11-2002 Ulf Dahlen injured.
Ulf Dahlen (WSH) suffered chest injury during the game in an incident with Glen Wesley (CAR). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. It is just a minor bump, he commented from the trainers bench.

10-11-2002 Team captain clashes with Dmitri Khristich
Team captain Adam Oates finally broke the silence in the locker room today when he pointed out the poor play of Dmitri Khristich. In this team, you have to do your part. It's not like your playing out there just for yourself, said the team captain.

10-11-2002 Ivan Ciernik frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Ivan Ciernik feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Ivan Ciernik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 9th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 6 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 0 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season. He has played 16 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 2 PIM.


10-11-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jaromir Jagr is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Adam Oates is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Peter Bondra is looking red hot with a 11 game point streak. Sergei Gonchar is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Alexei Zhamnov is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Steve Sullivan has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Dainius Zubrus is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Olaf Kolzig has been chilly and allowed 15 goals in 3 games. Craig Billington hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. J.F. Fortin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



9-11-2002 Jaromir Jagr reaches a milestone !
Jaromir Jagr scored the 1100th point of his career in tonight's game against the New York Rangers on a goal by Sergei Gonchar. The puck has been bouncing for me lately, he commented during a post game radio interview..

A native of Czech, Jaromir Jagr was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 821 NHL games during his career, notching 451 goals and adding 649 assists along with 593 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 15 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 12+9=21 with 0 PIM.


9-11-2002 Patrick Boileau injured.
Patrick Boileau of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hartford Wolfpack. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . Come on, would you feel good having to miss some two weeks of hockey, he said from the locker room after being helped off the ice.

8-11-2002 Tommy Riley resumes full training.
Hershey Bears center Tommy Riley has resumed full training after his injury.

7-11-2002 Peter Bondra frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Peter Bondra feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Slovakia, Peter Bondra was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 8th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 769 NHL games during his career, notching 389 goals and adding 294 assists along with 525 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 15 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 7+12=19 with 0 PIM.


6-11-2002 Calle Johansson frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman Calle Johansson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Sweden, Calle Johansson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 1024 NHL games during his career, notching 114 goals and adding 407 assists along with 489 penalty minutes. The 35 year old defenseman has played 15 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 0+9=9 with 0 PIM.


6-11-2002 Ken Klee resumes full training.
Washington Capitals defenseman Ken Klee has resumed full training after his arm injury.

5-11-2002 Dainius Zubrus speaks up.
Dainius Zubrus is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

5-11-2002 Team captain meets with Brian Sutherby
Team captain Adam Oates called a short meeting with Brian Sutherby after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Brian Sutherby as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

5-11-2002 Vitali Smolyninov agrees on a contract.
Vitali Smolyninov has signed a one year deal with the Hershey Bears. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

5-11-2002 Jean-Francois Jomphe agrees on a contract.
Jean-Francois Jomphe has signed a one year deal with the Hershey Bears. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

5-11-2002 Ken Klee injured.
Ken Klee (WSH) suffered arm injury during the game in an incident with Georges Laraque (TB). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. If it was up to me I would have finished the game, but they want to be careful about this kind of injury, the injured player commented.

4-11-2002 Chris Ferraro injured.
Chris Ferraro of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the San Antonio Rampage. He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks . I'd like to play as soon as I can but I think the doctors are going to tell me to rest for a while now, he said to the press.

4-11-2002 Tommy Riley injured.
Tommy Riley of Hershey Bears suffered groin injury during tonights minorleague game against the San Antonio Rampage. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Nothing serious, but I do remember who hit me and caused the injury, were his words after the game.

3-11-2002 Peter Bondra frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Peter Bondra feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Slovakia, Peter Bondra was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 8th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 767 NHL games during his career, notching 389 goals and adding 291 assists along with 525 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 13 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 7+9=16 with 0 PIM.


3-11-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jaromir Jagr is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Adam Oates is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Peter Bondra is looking red hot with a 8 game point streak. Calle Johansson is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Alexei Zhamnov has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Sergei Gonchar has played 13 games without a goal. Craig Billington hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. J.F. Fortin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



2-11-2002 Adam Oates frustrated
Washington Capitals center Adam Oates feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Adam Oates, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 1143 NHL games during his career, notching 321 goals and adding 961 assists along with 363 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 13 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 5+8=13 with 0 PIM.


1-11-2002 Team captain meets with Alexei Zhamnov
Team captain Adam Oates called a short meeting with Alexei Zhamnov after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Alexei Zhamnov as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

31-10-2002 Olaf Kolzig frustrated
Washington Capitals goaltender Olaf Kolzig feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Germany, Olaf Kolzig, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 356 NHL games during his career, booking 22 career shutouts and allowing 850 goals. The 32 year old goaltender has played 12 games with the Washington Capitals this season, allowing 36 goals on 261 while booking 1 shutouts.


31-10-2002 Nolan Yonkman resumes full training.
Hershey Bears defenseman Nolan Yonkman has resumed full training after his injury.

31-10-2002 Tommy Riley agrees on a contract.
Tommy Riley has signed a one year deal with the Hershey Bears. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

29-10-2002 Dainius Zubrus speaks up.
Dainius Zubrus is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

29-10-2002 Ivan Ciernik frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Ivan Ciernik feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Ivan Ciernik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 9th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 6 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 0 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season. He has played 11 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 2 PIM.


29-10-2002 Nolan Yonkman injured.
Nolan Yonkman of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Wilkes-Barre Penguins. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . It is just a minor bump, he commented to the press.

29-10-2002 Jeff Nelson injured.
Jeff Nelson of Hershey Bears suffered leg injury during tonights minorleague game against the Wilkes-Barre Penguins. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . Not much I can do now, except listen to my doctor, he said in a TV interview.

27-10-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Alexei Zhamnov is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Steve Sullivan is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Jaromir Jagr is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Peter Bondra is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 5 game goalstreak. Ulf Dahlen is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Dmitri Khristich has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Sergei Gonchar has played 10 games without a goal. Craig Billington hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. J.F. Fortin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



26-10-2002 Mark Murphy injured.
Mark Murphy of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Providence Bruins. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . I'm just hoping it's nothing serious and the docs will let me play in a month or two again, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

25-10-2002 Adam Oates frustrated
Washington Capitals center Adam Oates feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Adam Oates, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 1138 NHL games during his career, notching 317 goals and adding 957 assists along with 363 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 8 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 0 PIM.


23-10-2002 Peter Bondra frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Peter Bondra feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Slovakia, Peter Bondra was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 8th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 762 NHL games during his career, notching 386 goals and adding 284 assists along with 525 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 8 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 4+2=6 with 0 PIM.


20-10-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Alexei Zhamnov has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Dmitri Khristich has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Ulf Dahlen has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Craig Billington hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. J.F. Fortin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



19-10-2002 Ivan Ciernik frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Ivan Ciernik feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Ivan Ciernik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 9th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 6 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 0 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season. He has played 7 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 2 PIM.


17-10-2002 Adam Oates frustrated
Washington Capitals center Adam Oates feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Adam Oates, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 1136 NHL games during his career, notching 317 goals and adding 956 assists along with 363 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 6 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 0 PIM.


14-10-2002 Calle Johansson reaches a milestone !
Calle Johansson notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings on a goal by Steve Sullivan. It's always nice to give a good pass..., was all he could say after the game..

A native of Sweden, Calle Johansson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 1013 NHL games during his career, notching 114 goals and adding 400 assists along with 489 penalty minutes. The 35 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.


13-10-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Steve Sullivan is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Jaromir Jagr is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Adam Oates is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Alexei Zhamnov is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Ulf Dahlen is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-10-2002 Calle Johansson frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman Calle Johansson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Sweden, Calle Johansson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 1011 NHL games during his career, notching 114 goals and adding 399 assists along with 489 penalty minutes. The 35 year old defenseman has played 2 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


9-10-2002 Colin Forbes resumes full training.
Hershey Bears right wing Colin Forbes has resumed full training after his injury.

6-10-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Olaf Kolzig has been chilly and allowed 5 goals in 1 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



6-10-2002 Colin Forbes injured.
Colin Forbes of Hershey Bears suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Texas Stars. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . It's nothing, just two good guys goin' at it - nobody got seriously hurt, he said as the trainers examined him.

2-10-2002 J.F. Fortin frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman J.F. Fortin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, J.F. Fortin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


30-9-2002 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Tom BarrassoA-A-A-27Carolina Hurricanes
Dominik Hasek BA-A-37Detroit Red Wings
Patrick Roy88878631Colorado Avalanche
Jean-Sebastien GiguereA-BB25Anaheim Ducks
Martin BrodeurBBB30New Jersey Devils
Billy SmithBBB28New York Islanders
Ed BelfourBBB30Dallas Stars
Ken DrydenB-BB28Montreal Canadiens
Mike RichterBBB29Columbus Blue Jackets
Curtis JosephB-B-B28Toronto Maple Leafs
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Brian LeetchA-B-B27New York Rangers
Rob Blake85828327Colorado Avalanche
Bobby OrrBBB29Boston Bruins
Scott NiedermayerB-BB29New Jersey Devils
Chris ProngerCAB27Edmonton Oilers
Sandis OzolinshB-B-B30Florida Panthers
Nicklas LidstromB-BB32Detroit Red Wings
Kimmo TimonenB-BB27Nashville Predators
Scott StevensC-AB28New Jersey Devils
Al MacInnisB-B-B29Buffalo Sabres
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Sergei FedorovBB-B32Detroit Red Wings
John LeClairA-B-B29Philadelphia Flyers
Paul KariyaACB27Anaheim Ducks
Mike ModanoA-B-B32Dallas Stars
Mark MessierB-BB29New York Rangers
Adam GravesBB-B27San Jose Sharks
Keith TkachukBB-B30Edmonton Oilers
Gary RobertsB-B-B29Toronto Maple Leafs
Shayne CorsonB-B-B29Toronto Maple Leafs
Peter BondraBB-B28Washington Capitals
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Joe SakicAB-A-28Arizona Coyotes
Wayne GretzkyAB-A-27Edmonton Oilers
Jean BeliveauBB-A-27Minnesota Wild
Mario LemieuxAB-A-26Pittsburgh Penguins
Peter Forsberg86838529Colorado Avalanche
Ron FrancisB-BB29Carolina Hurricanes
Jeremy RoenickBBB27Philadelphia Flyers
Steve YzermanBB-B27Detroit Red Wings
Alexei YashinA-CB28New York Islanders
Adam OatesBB-B30Washington Capitals
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrAC-A-30Washington Capitals
Teemu SelanneA-B-B27Anaheim Ducks
Tony AmonteA-CB28Chicago Blackhawks
Mark RecchiBB-B28Philadelphia Flyers
Brett HullB-CB28Detroit Red Wings
Maurice RichardBB-B28Montreal Canadiens
Eric LindrosA-BB29New York Rangers
Claude LemieuxB-BB27Arizona Coyotes
Pavel BureADB31Nashville Predators
Scott MellanbyB-B-B28Buffalo Sabres


29-9-2002 J.F. Fortin frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman J.F. Fortin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, J.F. Fortin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 8 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 6 PIM.


29-9-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



22-9-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jaromir Jagr is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Peter Bondra is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Steve Sullivan has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Craig Billington hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



20-9-2002 J.F. Fortin frustrated
Washington Capitals defenseman J.F. Fortin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, J.F. Fortin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 5 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 5 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 4 PIM.


15-9-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jaromir Jagr is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Adam Oates is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Calle Johansson is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



14-9-2002 Alexei Zhamnov interviewed in paper
Alexei Zhamnov was interviewed in today's paper about the recent trade that sent him from Chicago Blackhawks to Washington Capitals. I'm sorry to have to go, this is a great sports town, and I was very involved in the community. This is something I'll have to discuss with my agent and family for a few days before any further comment, he commented to the paper.

14-9-2002 Washington Capitals trade
Washington Capitals traded Chris Simon, Steve Konowalchuk and WSH's round 2 pick in 2004 to Chicago Blackhawks for Alexei Zhamnov and Steve Sullivan

12-9-2002 Team captain meets with Brian Sutherby
Following the team's recent 3-5 loss against Carolina Hurricanes on 12-9-2002, Washington Capitals captain Adam Oates and Brian Sutherby were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Adam Oates

8-9-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Peter Bondra is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Sergei Gonchar is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

Olaf Kolzig has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



2-9-2002 Frantisek Kucera released.
Washington Capitals released Frantisek Kucera to free agency.

2-9-2002 Andrei Nikolishin released.
Washington Capitals released Andrei Nikolishin to free agency.

1-9-2002 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



31-8-2002 Olaf Kolzig frustrated
Washington Capitals goaltender Olaf Kolzig feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Germany, Olaf Kolzig, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 344 NHL games during his career, booking 21 career shutouts and allowing 814 goals. The 32 year old goaltender is expecting a good season for the team.


30-6-2002 Training camp preview
Washington Capitals will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears:
- Frantisek Kucera D
- Dainius Zubrus L
- Colin Forbes R
- Jaromir Jagr R
- Dmitri Khristich R
- Chris Simon L
- Steve Konowalchuk L
- Joe Sacco R
- Adam Oates C
- Andrei Nikolishin C
- Jeff Halpern C
- Peter Bondra L
- Ulf Dahlen R
- Sylvain Cote D
- Calle Johansson D
- Dimitri Mironov D
- Brendan Witt D
- Ken Klee D
- Sergei Gonchar D
- Olaf Kolzig G
- Craig Billington G
- Peter Ferraro R
- Mel Angelstad L
- Nick Naumenko D
- Dean Melanson D
- Chris Ferraro C
- Ivan Ciernik L
- Krys Barch R
- Patrick Boileau D
- Sebastien Charpentier G
- Brad Church L
- Curtis Cruickshank G
- Michael Farrell D
- Jakub Ficenec D
- Nate Forster D
- Jean-Francois Fortin D
- Martin Hlinka L
- Kent Hulst R
- Glen Metropolit C
- Mark Murphy C
- Jeff Nelson C
- Stephen Peat R
- Matt Pettinger L
- Todd Rohloff D
- Derek Schutz C
- Cam Severson L
- Mike Siklenka R
- Ryan Van Buskirk D
- Rob Zettler D
- Corey Hirsch G
- Jacob Cutta D
- Brian Sutherby C
- Nolan Yonkman D
- Chris Corrinet R
- Kyle Clark R
- Roman Tvrdon C
- Gerad Adams D
- J.F. Fortin D

Players reporting out of shape:
- Sylvain Cote D
- Peter Ferraro R
- Chris Ferraro C
- Ivan Ciernik L
- Jean-Francois Fortin D
- Mark Murphy C
- Derek Schutz C
- Cam Severson L
- Mike Siklenka R
- Ryan Van Buskirk D
- J.F. Fortin D

Players reporting in good shape:
- Chris Simon L
- Jeff Halpern C
- Calle Johansson D
- Dimitri Mironov D
- Dean Melanson D
- Curtis Cruickshank G
- Matt Pettinger L
- Todd Rohloff D
- Jacob Cutta D
- Kyle Clark R


25-6-2002 Brian Sutherby returns
Washington Capitals were delighted to hear that Brian Sutherby has returned to the team.

23-6-2002 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:


23-6-2002 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:


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