Former captain Steve Konowalchuk had to cut his career short due to a heart condition, but still remains active in hockey today.
With NHL training camps set to open next month, a number of former Capitals remain unsigned free agents.
Like other leagues attempting to discourage tanking, the NHL will be making changes to its draft lottery system over the next two years.
Lightning have surrounded Steven Stamkos with plenty of talent as Bolts seek deep run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Caps prospects Andre Burakovsky and Evgeny Kuznetsov were among 33 participants at the 2014 NHLPA Rookie Showcase in Toronto.