The 24-year-old will likely challenge for a fourth-line winger spot next season.
“They bring a lot of experience, a winning attitude to the room,” Orpik said.
Sill logged his first full NHL season last year, splitting time between Pittsburgh and Toronto.
Ward praised the two Capitals' offseason additions -- the ones who will partially replace him on the right side -- in Justin Williams and T.J. Oshie.
“I think technology’s really taken off,” prospect Riley Barber said. “They’re definitely finding ways to monitor us more often."
"I know I’ll probably think, wow, it took me this long to get here,” the 25-year-old free agent said. “But it was the steps I needed then.”
Coach Barry Trotz and General Manager Brian MacLellan
The Capitals declared their second-line center vacancy filled with Evgeny Kuznetsov. It might be the only solidified spot up the middle right now.
Plus Barry Trotz supports the coach's challenge and Tyler Lewington aims to recover by training camp.
In an 11-minute interview, Oshie used some derivation of the word "excited" 18 times, so suffice to say he's thrilled.