Forwards: Trades for Esa Tikkanen, signs free agent Brian Bellows.
Defense: Trades D Sylvain Cote to Toronto for Jeff Brown (Brown played nine games for Capitals).
Forwards: Signs free agent Jeff Halpern, trades for James Black.
Defense: Signs free agent Dmitri Mironov, acquires Enrico Ciccone for cash, trades for Alexei Tezikov (Mironov retired before contract expired, Ciccone played 43 games, Tezikov played 28 games).
Forwards: Signs free agents Glen Metropolit, Joe Sacco and Ulf Dahlen, claims Joe Murphy and Jim McKenzie off waivers.
Forwards: Signs free agent Craig Berube, trades for Trevor Linden, Dainius Zubrus and Dmitri Khristich.
Defense: Signs free agent Sylvain Cote, trades for Jason Marshall (Cote bought out before contract expires; Marshall played five games).
Forwards: Trades for Jaromir Jagr, claims Ivan Ciernik off waivers.
Defense: Acquires Frantisek Kucera as a throw-in in Jagr trade (Kucera played 56 games, left as free agent).
Forwards: Signs free agents Robert Lang and Kip Miller, trades for Mike Grier, Michael Nylander and Sergei Berezin, claims Andreas Salomonsson and Josh Green off waivers.
Defense: Signs free agent Jason Doig, trades for Joel Kwiatkowski, claims Rick Berry off waivers.