Semin led the league with 16 points in nine games, including tallying eight goals. Semin also was a plus-7 while helping fill the offensive void left by Alex Ovechkin's sudden departure to be with his ailing grandfather in Russia.
And Semin wasn't the only player in the Capitals organization to grab a monthly award. Keith Aucoin, who plays for the Caps' minor-league team in Hershey, was named the American Hockey League's Player of the Month.
Aucoin, 29, recorded 18 points in 12 October games to lead the league in scoring.