Blaine Forsythe enters his eighth season with Washington and his fifth as an assistant coach.
Forsythe joined the Capitals as a video coach prior to the 2006-07 season and was an integral member of the Capitals staff that helped lead the Capitals to the 2007-08 Southeast Division championship.
Forsythe was promoted to a position as an amateur scout in 2008-09 before returning to D.C. In his first season back as an assistant coach and leading the team’s video coaching operations, the Capitals won the Presidents’ Trophy and the Southeast Division championship.
Prior to joining the Washington organization, the Calgary, Alberta, native worked for the Calgary Hitmen from 1998-2006, where he served as both an assistant general manager (1998-2006) and an assistant coach (2002-06). Forsythe helped lead Calgary to a WHL championship in 1999.
Forsythe received a business degree from the University of Minnesota and played Division II hockey at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. He played junior hockey with the CJHL’s Pembroke Lumber Kings in Pembroke, Ontario.