Marcus Johansson managed just two even-strength goals last season. He'll need to be better to make a significant impact in 2014-15.
Former Caps goaltending coach Arturs Irbe is returning to the NHL, accepting the same position with the Buffalo Sabres.
The Capitals' top prospect is sitting out of Team Sweden's evaluation camp in Lake Placid but is expected to be at the Caps' rookie camp.
After winning his sixth division title, Bruce Boudreau will try once again to get the Ducks into the playoffs and past the second round.
Less than a year after his agent requested a trade, Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov is looking at making a big impact next season.