News and Notes from Capitals’ Morning Skate


(Photo: Washington Capitals)

Braden Braden Holtby, Philipp Grubauer and Mitch Korn are back : They join Karl Alzner, Jason Chimera, John Carlson, Matt Niskanen, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitri Orlov, Stanislav Galiev, Liam O’Brien, Nathan Walker, Jakub Vrana, Vitek Vanecek, and Connor Carrick.

In an article with, Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin stated he plans to be back at Kettler on September 13th or September 14th. Camp opens on September 17th with off-ice testing, and on-ice camp begins on Friday, September 18th.  As stated earlier, Andre Burakovsky will arrive on September 10th.

Team Schedule:
The Capitals player schedule was announced for the days leading up to the start of training camp:


2015 Washington Capitals Rookie Tournament
The 2015 Washington Capitals Rookie Tournament will be held September 12th-15th, in Estero, Florida.  All games will be carried by via live stream at Monumental Network, or can be heard on Caps Radio.


The complete 2015 Washington Capitals Rookie Tournament guide can be downloaded at here.

Bits and Pieces

Tickets for Capitals Casino Night on November 14th are now available here.


If you are interested in attending morning skates at Kettler, please check the “Caps Today” link in the upper right corner of the front page of the NoVa Caps site.

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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