After falling short of expectations as a rookie, the Caps face a decision with forward prospect Cody Eakin.
At 33, Jason Chimera set career highs in goals and points and remains one of the fastest skaters in the NHL.
The sixth-seeded New Jersey Devils and eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings defied the odds by getting to the Cup Final.
With Dennis Wideman likely to land with another NHL team, the Capitals will need to re-sign restricted free agent John Carlson and give him a bigger role next season.
A hard-hitting, straight-talking right wing, Troy Brouwer became a team leader in his first season with the Capitals.