With that in mind, here is an early projection for the Washington Capitals' 2013-14 depth chart.
This list covers the three forward positions separately, then defensemen collectively, and finally goaltenders. Five players will be projected for each forward position, with eight players on defense and three players at goalie. The reserve players represent the best prospect at each position, even if not immediately available for the NHL roster.
Note: All statistics courtesy of NHL.com unless noted otherwise.