Samantha Pell

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering the Washington Capitals

Education: Arizona State University, 2017

Samantha Pell covers the Washington Capitals for The Washington Post. Previously, she was covering high school sports for The Post. She is a former sports intern at the Post and graduated from the Cronkite School at Arizona State University in May 2017, where she covered Pac-12 football and basketball for four years.
Latest from Samantha Pell

Capitals sign winger Sonny Milano to three-year, $5.7 million extension

The 26-year-old, whom the Capitals added in October, has eight goals and 14 assists in 40 games.

February 4, 2023

With young son in tow, Alex Ovechkin relishes a memorable All-Star Game

Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby were in the spotlight for Saturday's game, but Ovechkin's son, Sergei, provided the highlight of the weekend Friday.

February 4, 2023

Alex Ovechkin has spent his entire career playing the explosive hits

Ovechkin's ongoing mastery of scoring goals has always shadowed another prolific talent — his ability to to dish out a good, old-fashioned hit.

February 4, 2023

Capitals sign Dylan Strome to five-year, $25 million extension

The Capitals now have four centers under contract through at least the 2024-2025 season.

February 3, 2023

How Nicklas Backstrom became a believer in hip resurfacing surgery

The Capitals star is back on the ice and producing after heading to Belgium for a procedure in the offseason.

February 2, 2023

Evgeny Kuznetsov sends Caps to all-star break with OT winner in Columbus

Washington struggled to put away last-place Columbus but came away with two points when the Russian center notched his first goal in more than a month.

January 31, 2023

Capitals get swept away by the Maple Leafs during a 5-1 loss in Toronto

Nicklas Backstrom opened the scoring with his first goal after hip resurfacing surgery, but it was all downhill from there for Washington.

January 29, 2023

Capitals clip Penguins with a shootout strike from Nicklas Backstrom

Backstrom's shootout strike holds up after Darcy Kuemper (36 saves) makes one final stop on Evgeny Malkin.

January 26, 2023

Alex Ovechkin returns with a goal, but Capitals can’t stop Avalanche

The Washington captain was back after missing one game with a lower-body injury, but Colorado kept cruising with a 3-2 win.

January 25, 2023

Caps’ Alex Ovechkin ‘looked good’ at practice but is still day-to-day

Ovechkin missed Washington's game in Las Vegas on Saturday with a lower-body injury but practiced Monday in Colorado.

January 23, 2023