Young, gifted hockey players from around the world begin descending on Washington this weekend to participate in the Capitals’ annual Development Camp out at the team’s training facility in Arlington, Va. Camp commences Monday morning, and all on-ice sessions are free and open to the public. Need additional inducement to attend? In a note to media yesterday Capitals’ Senior Director of Media Relations Nate Ewell pointed out that it was a frosty 58 degrees inside Kettler Capitals. From the Capitals’ camp-announcing press release:
ARLINGTON, VA. – Twenty-three Washington Capitals prospects, including all five selections from last month’s NHL Draft, will participate in the team’s annual development camp from July 12-17 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. The camp, which features recent Capitals draft picks, select rookie players and other prospects, includes on- and off-ice workouts led by head coach Bruce Boudreau and his staff.
Among the confirmed participants are Capitals first-round draft picks Evgeny Kuznetsov (2010), Marcus Johansson (2009), Anton Gustafsson (2008) and Joe Finley (2005). Three participants – Cody Eakin, Braden Holtby and Zach Miskovic – played for the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears during their run to the 2010 Calder Cup. Two players from last season’s development camp played for the Capitals in 2009-10 (John Carlson and Mathieu Perreault).
All development camp on-ice workouts, which will include multiple scrimmages, are open to the public. The off-ice workouts are closed to the public. Camp concludes with a scrimmage on Saturday, July 17, at 10 a.m., the highlight of Fan Fest that day will also include autograph sessions, interactive games, street hockey, a free public skate, the team’s annual equipment sale and an appearance from current Capitals forward Brooks Laich.
Capitals Summer Development Camp On Ice Schedule
Sunday, July 11 Players arrive Monday, July 12 Group A on ice at 9:45 a.m.; Group B on ice at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13 Group B on ice at 9:30 a.m.; Group A on ice at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 14 Group A on ice at 9:45 a.m.; Group B on ice at 11:15 a.m.; scrimmage at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, July 15 Scrimmage at 9 a.m. Friday, July 16 Group A on ice at 9:30 a.m.; Group B on ice at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, July 17 Scrimmage at 10 a.m.
|No.||Name||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Birthdate||2009-10 Team||Acquired (*signed)|
|29||Brett Flemming||D||5’11”||179||2/26/91||Missisauga (OHL)||Draft ’09|
|31||Philipp Grubauer||G||6’0″||180||11/25/91||Windsor (OHL)||Draft ’10|
|45||Zach Miskovic||D||6’1″||190||5/8/85||Hershey (AHL)||Signed as free agent*|
|48||Evgeny Kuznetsov||C||6’0″||172||5/19/92||Chelyabinsk Traktor (KHL)||Draft ’10|
|49||Stanislav Galiev||RW||6’1″||178||1/17/92||Saint John (QMJHL)||Draft ’10|
|50||Cody Eakin||C||5’11”||180||5/24/91||Swift Current (WHL)/Hershey (AHL)||Draft ’09*|
|54||Greg Burke||LW||6’3″||205||5/1/90||New Hampshire (NCAA)||Draft ’08|
|59||Joe Finley||D||6’8″||247||6/29/87||South Carolina (ECHL)||Draft ’05*|
|65||Samuel Carrier||D||6’1″||186||4/28/92||Lewiston (QMJHL)||Draft ’10|
|66||Dustin Stevenson||D||6’5″||220||8/12/89||La Ronge (SJHL)||Signed as a free agent*|
|70||Braden Holtby||G||6’1″||209||9/16/89||Hershey (AHL)/S. Carolina (ECHL)||Draft ’08*|
|72||Caleb Herbert||C||5’10”||180||10/12/91||Bloomington-Jefferson HS||Draft ’10|
|75||Phil DeSimone||C||6’0″||185||3/19/87||New Hampshire (NCAA)||Draft ’07|
|76||Garrett Mitchell||RW||5’11”||181||9/2/91||Regina (WHL)||Draft ’09|
|77||Jake Hauswirth||C||6’5″||209||2/16/89||South Carolina (ECHL)||Signed as a free agent*|
|78||Patrick Wey||D||6’2″||209||3/21/91||Boston College (NCAA)||Draft ’09|
|80||Dan Dunn||G||6’5″||204||6/20/88||St. Cloud State (NCAA)||Draft ’07|
|81||Dmitri Orlov||D||5’11”||202||7/23/91||Novokuznetsk (KHL)||Draft ’09|
|84||Stefan Della Rovere||LW||5’11”||199||2/25/90||Barrie (OHL)||Draft ’08*|
|88||Trevor Bruess||C||6’0″||205||1/6/86||S. Carolina (ECHL)/Hershey (AHL)||Signed as a free agent*|
|90||Marcus Johansson||C||5’11”||189||10/6/90||Farjestad (Sweden)||Draft ’09*|
|93||Dmitry Kugryshev||RW||6’0″||185||1/18/90||Quebec (QMJHL)||Draft ’08*|
|94||Anton Gustafsson||C||6’2″||193||2/25/90||Boras HC (Sweden)||Draft ’08*|