The Caps will open their preseason with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom together again, but Barry Trotz's eyes will be on Andre Burakovsky.
When he was named coach of the Capitals, Barry Trotz said he would reward players for strong performances. Tyler Lewington is his first example.
Barry Trotz believes in hard-nosed hockey and a team that comes together as a family.
Barry Trotz has tabbed multiple Caps to be among the team's leaders. Among them is Nicklas Backstrom who says the Caps needed to address poor work habits.