"We are excited to add an elite veteran goaltender to the Capitals," general manager George McPhee said in a statement. "We now have a nice blend of talent, depth, experience and youth in the goaltending position."
Vokoun, 34, is a 13-year veteran who posted a 22-28-5 record, 2.55 goals-against average and .922 save percentage in 57 games with the Florida Panthers. The Czech has registered 20 or more wins in eight straight seasons and posted a save percentage of .920 or higher for the third consecutive year.
"I'm very excited to join the Washington Capitals organization," said Vokoun. "It is a terrific team with a lot of talent and I look forward to doing everything I can for us to reach our ultimate goal in winning the Stanley Cup."
The six-foot, 215-pound goalie is fifth among active goalies in games played (632).