Age on Opening Day 2016: 23
How acquired: 1st round pick, 2014 draft
Position: Starting pitcher
In a sport where injuries of all sorts are commonplace, simply staying on the ice in the NHL can be a feat of its own.
With the Tampa Bay Lightning in town for a Friday evening matchup [5 p.m. on CSN], the Capitals will face off with one of the best teams in the NHL at keeping their opponents off the scoreboard.
With the Capitals (15-5-1, 31 points) set to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning (11-9-3, 25 points) tonight at Verizon Center (4:30 pregame, CSN), here’s a look at our AAA Keys to the Game: