As the team is set to open development camp next week at Kettler, the Capitals added a bit of veteran presence on Friday by signing center Brendan Morrison, who spent time between the Ducks and Stars last season.
The one-year deal is reportedly worth $1.5 million for one season, and also puts the team near - if not over - the salary cap.
Morrison, who will turn 34 in August, scored 16 goals and 15 assists between Anaheim and Dallas, changed hands when the Stars claimed him off waivers in March. He is expected to be a candidate to fill the center slot left vacant by Sergei Fedorov's departure to the KHL.
His best years came as a member of the Canucks, where he scored four 20-goal seasons between 2001 and 2007, and netted a career-high 71 points in 2002-03.
Strangely enough, Morrison is the second Michigan Wolverine the Caps have signed this summer, with him a being a teammate of Mike Knuble for two years at Ann Arbor in 1993-94 and 1994-95 before Knuble graduated in 1995. Morrison spent two more years in the CCHA before the second-round pick of the New Jersey in 1993 joined the Devils in 1997-98.