Capitals Announce Latest Set of Roster Cuts, Get Closer to Final Roster

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After the Capitals’ 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in the team’s fourth preseason game last night, more roster cuts were expected to come sometime today. This morning, the Capitals announced their second round of roster cuts, trimming their roster by 17 players.

Among the notable names cut were 2016 first-round draft pick Lucas Johansen, defenseman Connor Hobbs, goaltender Vitek Vanacek, longtime Hershey forward Chris Bourque, among others. Per the Capitals Public Relations, the full list of players includes the above players, as well as Garrett Mitchell, Mason Mitchell, Hubert Labrie, Adam Carlson, Kristofers Bindulis, John Albert, Matias Bau, Wayne Simpson, Tommy Hughes, Dustin Gazley, Tim McGauley, Hampus Gustafsson, and Stephen Collins.

All but Collins were loaned to the Bears for the start of Hershey’s training camp on Monday (September 25). The Capitals’ roster is now down to 36 players, per CSN MidAtlantic’s Tarik El-Bashir.

Among the more notable players (not establsihed roster players) remaining are forwards Liam O’Brien, Anthony Peluso, Tyler Graovac, Nathan Walker, Chandler Stephenson, and Zach Sill, Riley Barber, Alex Chiasson, Devante Smith-Pelly (among otherS), and defensemen Madison Bowey, Christian Djoos, Tyler Lewington, and Jyrki Jokipakka.

 

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first and only Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography and reading in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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6 Responses to Capitals Announce Latest Set of Roster Cuts, Get Closer to Final Roster

  1. It’s interesting that Colby Williams remains but Connor Hobbs was cut. It shows what a season in Hershey can do!

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