Tuesday morning saw the usual post-Labor day influx of additional Capitals players arrive at Medstar Capitals Iceplex, as training camp and the Propsect showcase inch even closer. (Reminder, informally skates, like regular practices, are open and free to the general public.Our guide to Medstar Capitals Iceplex is here.)
The big name return today was the “Great 8”, Alexander Ovechkin, skating at Medstar for the first time as a father and a Stanley Cup Champion.
Those who have already begun reporting to Medstar Capitals Iceplex for informal skates include: Alex Ovechkin, Matt Niskanen, John Carlson, Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Lars Eller, Braden Holtby, Pheonix Copley, Ilya Samsonov, Brooks Orpik, Christian Djoos, Nic Dowd (#26), Shane Gersich, Jonas Siegenthaler, Nathan Walker and Tobias Geisser.
This brings the total number of skater reporting to 19 (including prospects), as well as all three key goalies.
Prospect Showcase – All prospects that are scheduled to participate in the upcoming Prospect Showcase in Estero, Florida this weekend should be in town by Wednesday or Thursday. More on the Propsect Showcase, to take place this Saturday through Monday (September 8-11) is here. The Capitals have yet to release any additional information regarding rosters for the showcase.
Washington Capitals 2018 Training Camp is scheduled to start on September 13.
Pre-season games begin on Sunday, September 16 at Boston. The first home preseason game is against the Bruins, two weeks from today, on Tuesday, September 18th.
By Jon Sorensen