Category Archives: Dmitry Kugryshev

OFB TV: Catching Up with Dmitri Orlov

Yesterday morning the Hershey Bears practiced at their grand old barn, Hersheypark Arena. I drove up for the practice with Ben Raby of Comcast Sportsnet and WTOP radio. Raby had never been inside HPA before, and he had the same … Continue reading

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A Poignant and Succinct Social Media Summary of an Upset

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Say Hello to Semin 2.0

Dynamic skill level. Exceptional hands. Controls the puck as if he’s got it on a string. Natural sniper. Elite one-on-one talent. Can manufacture his own offense. Great acceleration and finishing ability. Looks to score each shift. Oh, and he’s Russian. … Continue reading

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A Signing, and Another Sign Perhaps of Winter Classic Fun in Washington

The Capitals today announced the signing of right wing prospect Dmitry Kugryshev, their second-round selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The pact is a three-year entry level one. Kugryshev is in his second season skating in North America, for … Continue reading

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Another Bumper Crop of Caps’ Kids Slated for This Year’s World Juniors

Marcus Johansson, the Capitals’ pick at no. 24 of the first round at this past June’s Entry Draft, will captain the Swedes at the World Junior Championships at month’s end, general manager George McPhee told me at Thursday night’s Caps-Panthers’ … Continue reading

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Kudos For Kugryshev

According to The Hockey News, our favorite blogging Capitals prospect is the top rookie scorer in the QMJHL. Continue reading

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A Prospect Who Scores and Avoids Penalties

Washington Capitals’ 2008 second-round pick Dmitri Kugryshev has enjoyed a super solid rookie season in North America. As March play in the Q begins, the Quebec Remparts’ right wing is lodged at the top of the rookie scoring tally. But we’re also noticing the modest numbers in his modest PIMs column. Continue reading

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Kugryshev Gets Candid

We already know our Russians are dynamic both on the ice and in interviews, but we may not have seen anything yet. In his blog on, Dmitry Kugryshev writes candidly about his play in the World Junior Championships, the death of Alexei Cherepanov, the callup of Varlamov, and his desire to play in the NHL. He also responds directly to message board comments on his size and strength. Continue reading

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The All-English Interview of Dmitry Kugryshev

At the start of Rookie Camp this week, after about six or seven questions had been asked and translated for him, 2008 second-round draft pick Dmitry Kugryshev confessed that he understood them all as they were asked in English, which … Continue reading

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Rookie Camp: Day 1 Photos

Unofficial OFB photographer Chanuck was out at Kettler again yesterday to check on the progress of the rookies. See for yourself:

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