Introduction to Capitals Development Camp


The Washington Capitals 2016 Development Camp will run from this Tuesday, June 28th to Saturday, July 2nd at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston, Virginia. NoVa Caps has prepared a quick primer for those who might be thinking about attending.


2016-development-camp-scheduleDevelopment Camp Overview:
The Washington Capitals development camp is an annual five-day training session with on- and off-ice workouts designed to help Capitals prospects improve their games and allow the Capitals to evaluate their progress. A complete guide for Development Camp, including schedule and rosters can be found here:

This is the tenth straight year that the camp is being held at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Past development camps have been held in Odenton, Md., and Hershey, Pa. The camp will conclude with a scrimmage held on Saturday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m. All on-ice workouts and the scrimmage are open and free to the general public.


Capitals Fan Fest
The Washington Capitals will host Caps Fan Fest at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Wednesday, June 29, with activities beginning at 3 p.m. The Caps Alumni Exhibition will take place at 7:30 p.m. Participating alumni are scheduled to include Matt Bradley, Kevin Kaminski, Olie Kolzig and Dennis Maruk. The teams announced for the Alumni scrimmage:


Prior Camps:
Andre Burakovsky may be the best example of how a player can elevate their game and ultimately make the Caps starting line-up. Burakovsky came into the 2014 Development Camp as one of many prospects in camp. However at the conclusion of camp, it was clear he had caught the attention of the Caps new coaching staff.


2015 Development Camp


Jakub Vrana – The Capitals #1 pick in 2014, at the 2015 Development Camp
Jonas Siegenthaler – The Capitals #2 pick in 2015, at 2015 Development Camp

Previous Development Camp Rosters:
2010 Camp Roster
2011 Camp Roster
2012 Camp Roster
2013 Camp Roster
2014 Camp Roster
2015 Camp Roster

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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5 Responses to Introduction to Capitals Development Camp

  1. jonmsorensen says:

    An awesome, much needed week of Capitals hockey!

  2. jonmsorensen says:

    The 2010 Camp was a doozie- Holtby, Kuznetsov and more.

    • Diane Doyle says:

      The 2010 Camp was the most memorable Camp I ever went to see — by far. We not only Holtby there but MoJo and Cody Eakin and Galiev, too.

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