In October, the Washington Capitals signed 2019 AHL MVP Daniel Carr to a one-year, two-way contract. With a roster full of established wingers at the NHL level, the Capitals had no room for Carr, meaning it seemed likely the depth forward would have a huge presence in Hershey.
Instead, Carr spent the entire 2020-21 season either on the Capitals’ NHL roster or taxi squad. Carr played six NHL games over a period of five months during the 2020-21 regular season and even got a jersey once during the team’s first-round flameout against the Boston Bruins, replacing Daniel Sprong in the lineup.
“It’s been about two months since I played last,” Carr said on April 8 while playing the Bruins. “I was excited to get in today when they let me know yesterday. But at the same time, we’ve been doing a lot with the taxi squad in terms of playing games among ourselves. The games have been really competitive so it lets you stay sharp.”
Instead of being a bubble player in the NHL for another season, Carr, 29, has decided to take his talents overseas. Over the holiday weekend, Carr signed a one-year contract with HC Lugano of the Swiss National League.