The Washington Capitals announced their roster and schedule for the upcoming 2015 training camp, which begins tomorrow (Thursday) at Kettler. The Capitals will have a total of 64 players reporting to camp Thursday. The roster must be trimmed down to 23 by Tuesday, October 6th.
The Capitals will have seven goal tenders in camp this week, including Vitek Vanecek and Taran Kozun, both of them coming off of strong showings in the Rookie tournament held this week. Washington Capitals first round pick from this years NHL entry draft, Ilya Samsonov will not be attending camp. The only somewhat surprise invitee is Mark Dekanich (40), who recently signed with the South Carolina Stingrays. The goalies in camp will include:
The Capitals will have 37 Forwards reporting to training camp. No surprises on the list. This is where the real battles for position will take place over the next several weeks, as one or two spots could be up for grabs.
Twenty Defensemen have been invited to training camp, including 2nd round draft pick from this years draft, Jonas Siegenthaler.
Training camp opens tomorrow, but is closed to the public. Players will be taking care of office items such as physicals and testing. Camp switches to on-ice activities on Friday, and is open to the public. The following is a break down of the schedule for the first three days of camp:
The complete training camp guide can be downloaded here.