The stress of stopping the puck with a game on the line is no sweat compared to what young goaltenders deal with waiting to be taken in the NHL draft.

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Liam Kirk was on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, about 4,600 miles away from Dallas, on Saturday when he became the first player born and trained in England to be selected in the NHL draft.

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Team adds two defenseman among its three picks in the top 50 and lands a pair of players from famed hockey-playing families.

Capitals draft recap: Picks high on character — and strong hockey DNA

Team adds two defensemen among its three picks in the top 50 and lands a pair of players from famed hockey families.

Capitals make offer to Michal Kempny, still working to re-sign John Carlson

Carlson and Kempny were the Capitals' top defensive pairing during the team's playoff run.

Capitals are ‘really close’ to re-signing defenseman John Carlson

Washington appears ready to make the veteran defenseman the team's second-highest paid player behind Alex Ovechkin.

The Carolina Hurricanes acquired defenseman Dougie Hamilton on Saturday as part of a five-player trade with the Calgary Flames at the NHL draft, the latest move in a time of change for the playoff-starved team.

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The dullness of the first day of the NHL draft gave way to significant activity on Day 2 in the form of a trade between the Hurricanes and Flames that laid the groundwork for more moves to come.

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Carlson and Kempny were the Capitals' top defensive pairing during the team's playoff run.

After five years back home in Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk is ready to resume his Stanley Cup chase with the Los Angeles Kings.

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A person with knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press that the Colorado Avalanche have placed veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik on unconditional waivers to buy out his contract.

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Washington appears ready to make the veteran defenseman the team's second-highest paid player behind Alex Ovechkin.

The Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals cleared some space to try to re-sign a handful of key free agents by trading veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche for the 47th pick in the NHL draft .

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Rasmus Dahlin went first overall to the Buffalo Sabres, Commissioner Gary Bettman was booed relentlessly by the crowd all night and trade chatter didn’t amount to a whole lot of movement.

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The Dallas Stars are celebrating 25 years in Texas by hosting the NHL draft for the first time.

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The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms on a $2.1 million, three-year contract with defenseman Sam Morin.

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The Buffalo Sabres have selected defenseman Rasmus Dahlin with the first overall pick in the NHL draft, giving them a dynamic player who should spark their rebuilding process.

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The Washington Capitals traded veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche for the 47th pick in the NHL draft Friday, a move that clears salary-cap space for the Stanley Cup champions to re-sign key pending free agents.

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The Dallas Stars have signed defenseman Stephen Johns to a $7 million, three-year contract extension.

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Former NHL players Daniel Carcillo and Nick Boynton are suing the league, alleging it failed to warn players about the long-term risk of brain damage from fighting.

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As a longtime Washington Capitals fan with a deep emotional attachment to the team, I am saddened that General Manager Brian MacLellan “couldn’t get [a contract extension] done,” leading to Barry...

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The Dallas Stars hired veteran assistant Rick Bowness to serve on rookie coach Jim Montgomery’s staff.

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Dan Bylsma is returning to the state where he was born — and where he won the Stanley Cup as a visiting coach.

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