• Ex-Capital Deschamps Signs With Finnish Team

    News: Nicolas Deschamps signed a one-year contract with Oulu Karpat of Finland's Liiga last week, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
    Analysis: Nicolas Deschamps was non-tendered by the Capitals earlier this offseason, after scoring 15 goals and adding 25 assists over 65 games with AHL Hershey last season. The 24-year-old cited a desire to avoid the uncertain nature of a two-way deal as his primary reason for heading overseas, but he does hope to return to North America at some point later in his career.
  • Deschamps Sent To AHL By Caps

    News: The Capitals have assigned Nicolas Deschamps to AHL Hershey, the team's official site reports.
    Analysis: Nicolas Deschamps, who has yet to record a point in three games with the Capitals this season, returns to Hershey, where he has notched 29 points in 47 AHL games to date.
  • Caps Recall Deschamps

    News: The Capitals recalled Nicolas Deschamps from AHL Hershey on Wednesday, Mike Vogel of the team's official site reports.
    Analysis: It's likely that Nicolas Deschamps' recall is just precautionary, considering that center Marcus Johansson is dealing with a visa issue. Johansson is expected to be available for Thursday's game against the Panthers, which would make it unlikely that Deschamps will suit up as well. Deschamps has 13 goals and 16 assists in 47 games with Hershey this season.
  • Caps' Sign Deschamps To One-Year Deal

    News: Nicolas Deschamps signed a one- year, two-way deal with the Capitals this offseason.
    Analysis: Nicolas Deschamps spent last season in the AHL, splitting his time between Toronto and Washington's affiliates. He notched 23 points on 10 goals and 13 assists. The path to the NHL isn't clear for Deschamps and he is very likely to start the 2013-2014 season in Hershey.
  • Capitals Acquire Deschamps from Toronto

    News: The Capitals have acquired Nicolas Deschamps from Toronto for defenseman Kevin Marshall.
    Analysis: Nicolas Deschamps will report to Hershey, the Capitals' AHL affiliate. In 50 games with the Toronto Marlies, Deschamps tallied seven goals and nine assists.
  • Leafs Acquire Deschamps From Ducks

    News: The Leafs have acquired Nicolas Deschamps from Anaheim in exchange for Luca Caputi, the Ducks' official Twitter feed reports.
    Analysis: Nicolas Deschamps is the younger wing in the trade, and he also has the better AHL stats, with four more points than Caputi this season. Don't be fooled, though -- he still only has five goals and two assists in 35 AHL games this year. He'll remain in the AHL for now.
  • Ducks Deschamps Sent Down to AHL

    News: Deschamps was sent down to Syracuse of the AHL on Thursday, according to the Orange County Register.
    Analysis: Deschamps is still a year or two away from making his mark in the NHL.