As part of our summer countdown series, CSNwashington.com Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley breaks down his Top 25 impact players for the Washington Capitals' upcoming 2014-15 season.
Joel Ward was a 27-year-old career minor leaguer when he met Barry Trotz for the first time.
Fresh off a rookie campaign in which he played all 82 games but averaged fewer than eight minutes per contest, Tom Wilson is already eyeing a bigger workload next season.
CSNWashington.com Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley will evaluate the 2013-14 performance of each player on the Caps roster. One breakdown will occur every weekday in alphabetical order.