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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
40-17-4 84
36-19-6 78
32-23-7 71
26-20-14 66
28-23-9 65
30-27-4 64
27-24-8 62
20-30-10 50

2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 12 24 -13 15:29 30

Top Connor McMichael News

  • Capitals' Connor McMichael: Five goals in last four games

    McMichael scored twice in a 5-3 win over the Lightning on Thursday.

    McMichael scored twice for the second straight game and has five goals in his last four. Nonetheless, his game hasn't taken the great leap forward that the Capitals and their fans had hoped. But there's still time. At 23 years old, McMichael has just 128 NHL games under his belt. The Caps need their youth to step up, so the next 25-30 games will be a good test to see if McMichael can grow into a second-line role or develop into an effective third-liner.

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  • Capitals' Connor McMichael: Pots pair in win

    McMichael scored twice on three shots in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Devils.

    McMichael had a standout game, notching the first two goals for the Capitals to give them a 2-1 lead. His second goal started off a string of four consecutive scores for Washington, as the team secured a decisive win with a solid effort from netminder Charlie Lindgren. This was a milestone for McMichael, as it was his 10th goal of the season, which established a new career high for the 23-year-old center.

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  • Capitals' Connor McMichael: Scores in loss

    McMichael scored a goal on a team-high four shots in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to Colorado.

    McMichael tied the game 2-2 at the midpoint of the opening period, beating Alexandar Georgiev off an Avalanche turnover. It's the first goal since Jan. 3 for McMichael, who now has three points in his last four games after logging just one assist in his previous 12 contests. The 23-year-old center is up to eight goals and 18 points through 50 games this season.

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  • Capitals' Connor McMichael: Snags power-play helper

    McMichael earned a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Florida.

    McMichael has found himself playing a bigger role with the man advantage while Evgeny Kuznetsov (personal) is away from the team. With his marker, the 23-year-old McMichael brought an eight-game pointless streak to a close, though he remains stuck in a 13-game goal drought dating back to Jan. 3 against the Devils. Thanks to the increased role, McMichael should start producing with slightly more consistency.

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  • Capitals' Connor McMichael: Expected to play Saturday

    McMichael (illness) is expected to return to the lineup versus Tampa Bay on Saturday after being a full participant in the morning skate, according to Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network.

    McMichael, who missed the last two games, is slated to return to his usual middle-six spot. He has six goals, seven assists and 44 shots on goal in 28 games this season.

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  • Capitals' Connor McMichael: Out Thursday

    McMichael (illness) isn't expected to return Thursday, per Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network.

    McMichael also missed Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders because of the illness. He has six goals and 13 points in 28 contests this season. Matthew Phillips is projected to remain in the lineup Thursday, but he could become a healthy scratch once McMichael is ready to play.

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  • Capitals' Connor McMichael: Unavailable Wednesday

    McMichael will miss Wednesday's game versus the Islanders due to an illness.

    McMichael's scoring pace has slowed with just three points over eight games in December. He should be considered questionable for Thursday's game in Columbus. McMichael will likely be replaced by Matthew Phillips for this contest.

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  • Capitals' Connor McMichael: Bags apple Thursday

    McMichael tallied an assist and dished out two hits and two blocked shots during Thursday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Stars.

    McMichael has worked his way up the lineup after posting three goals and eight points in his last 15 games. Evgeny Kuznetsov will continue to provide competition for playing time, but it's clear that the coaches trust the 22-year-old McMichael a great deal and will give him opportunities to grow his game. McMichael may not be a household name, but he should at least be on the radar of fantasy managers everywhere if he can solidify his hold on a top-six role.

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  • Capitals' Connor McMichael: One of each Wednesday

    McMichael scored a goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Kings.

    McMichael's tally at 18:30 of the second period stood as the game-winner. He and Anthony Mantha set up each other's goals in the contest. McMichael had picked up just one assist over his previous four outings. The 22-year-old is up to five goals, 10 points, 33 shots on net and a plus-1 rating through 19 appearances. He's primarily played in a third-line role at center since Nicklas Backstrom (hip) stepped away from the team.

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  • Capitals' Connor McMichael: Earns two points Wednesday

    McMichael scored a shorthanded goal on six shots, dished an assist and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers.

    McMichael's shortie was the first of his career, and just his second shorthanded point, both of which have come this season. He also set up the second of Anthony Mantha's (upper body) two goals. McMichael has lined up as the third-line center since Nicklas Backstrom (hip) stepped away from the Capitals. McMichael has five points, 21 shots on net and an even plus-minus rating through 11 contests this season.

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  • Capitals' Connor McMichael: Sliding to center

    McMichael lined up as the third-line center during Wednesday's practice, Sammi Silber of The Hockey news reports.

    McMichael is poised to anchor the third line in the wake of Nicklas Backstrom (hip) announcing he is stepping away from the team to ponder his playing future. The 22-year-old McMichael had been a good fit as a top-six winger despite only having two goals and three points in eight games, but he'll now get an opportunity to return to his natural position following Backstrom's announcement. The 25th overall pick from the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, McMichael is likely to get a regular role moving forward, but the lack of top-six ice time could make his offensive production less consistent, especially as he adapts to the rigors of playing center in the NHL.

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  • Capitals' Connor McMichael: Garners secondary assist

    McMichael supplied a shorthanded assist in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over the Wild.

    McMichael has reemerged for the Capitals after playing in only six games at the top level last season. The versatile forward actually appeared in 68 games during the 2021-22 campaign, adding nine goals and nine assists to put him on the map as a bottom-six skater. Currently, he's a sneaky option on the third line alongside venerable veteran Nicklas Backstrom and Anthony Mantha, who has been quite inconsistent.

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  • Capitals' Connor McMichael: Scores game-winner

    McMichael scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Devils.

    McMichael's third-period tally put the Capitals ahead for good. The 22-year-old forward has occupied a middle-six role this season, racking up two goals and nine shots on net over six contests. It's encouraging that he's maintained his place in the lineup, but McMichael will need to produce more offense to be an option for most fantasy managers.

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  • Capitals' Connor McMichael: Nets tying goal

    McMichael scored a goal in Monday's 3-2 shootout win over the Flames.

    McMichael tied the game at 2-2 just before the halfway mark of the second period. He's held down a middle-six role in both games this season, though he was limited to just one blocked shot in the season opener versus Pittsburgh. McMichael was selected in the first round in 2019, and he's looking to hold down an everyday job with the Capitals after appearing in just six contests a year ago.

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  • Capitals' Connor McMichael: Summoned from minors

    McMichael was recalled from AHL Hershey on Wednesday.

    McMichael was technically sent down to the minors ahead of Monday's cap compliance deadline but with Joel Edmundson (hand) and Max Pacioretty (Achilles) now formally on the injured list, the Capitals have added McMichael back to their active roster. The 22-year-old winger was impressive during preseason action and skated frequently on a line with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson. McMichael has some legitimate sleeper appeal if he can stick in Washington's top six.

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  • Capitals' Connor McMichael: Reassigned to AHL

    McMichael was loaned to AHL Hershey on Monday.

    McMichael could be back with the big club very soon, as Washington had to move around players in order to be cap compliant before Monday's deadline. He generated 16 goals and 39 points in 57 AHL contests last campaign.

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  • Capitals' Connor McMichael: Loaned to AHL Hershey

    McMichael was loaned to AHL Hershey on Sunday.

    McMichael has appeared in six games with the Capitals this season, posting two shots on goal, three blocks and two hits. He has averaged just 8:52 of ice time. McMichael should see a dramatic increase in playing time in the minors. Demoting him to the AHL clears a potential roster spot for the activation of Dmitry Orlov (lower body) or T.J. Oshie (lower body) from injured reserve.

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  • Capitals' Connor McMichael: Earns first playoff point

    McMichael notched an assist and two hits in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Panthers in Game 5.

    McMichael had the secondary helper on T.J. Oshie's second goal of the game. The assist was McMichael's first career playoff point, though he remains limited to bottom-six minutes through three postseason appearances. He's added one shots on goal and four hits, but he's yet to see more than 8:35 of ice time in a game, so he's unlikely to be much of a contributor in fantasy.

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  • Capitals' Connor McMichael: Benefits from gaffe

    McMichael tallied a goal, a plus-2 rating and two shots during Thursday's 7-2 victory over the Blue Jackets.

    McMichael's tally could appropriately be described as "lucky" as he was credited with an own-goal committed by Blue Jackets defender Dean Kukan during a botched clearing play that ended up in the back of the net. The 20-year-old has hit the rookie-wall hard with Thursday's fluky goal standing as his only point in the last 13 games. McMichael has a bright future as he continues to develop, but he holds very little fantasy value at present.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Ajax, ON
Age: 23
Experience: 3
Shoots: Left