While the prospects were playing their final game of the prospect showcase in Florida, the veterans were back at MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington for another informal practice prior to training camp, which kicks off on Thursday.
NBC Sports Washington announced their broadcast schedule for the upcoming Capitals‘ season. It will include Caps Faceoff an hour before puck drop, Caps Gametime 30 minutes prior to the game, Caps Postgame Live immediately following games, and Caps Overtime following that. All games can be heard on 106.7 FM.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) September 11, 2018
Center Nic Dowd, who signed a one-year contract with the team as an unrestricted free agent on July 1, spoke to Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post about settling into the District of Columbia.
How’s it been settling in D.C.? Dowd: “Minus the weather, it’s been great. It was incredibly hot, then it rained for two days. Sunday, it was OK though. It was nice football weather. But I’ve never been — even though we’re not necessarily in it — part of a hurricane.” Welcome!
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) September 11, 2018
Players who have already begun reporting to Medstar Capitals Iceplex for informal skates include: Alex Ovechkin, Matt Niskanen, John Carlson, Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, T.J. Oshie, Tom Wilson, Lars Eller, Brett Connolly, Braden Holtby, Pheonix Copley, Ilya Samsonov, Vitek Vanecek, Brooks Orpik, Christian Djoos, Jakub Vrana, Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, Dowd (#26), Shane Gersich, Jonas Siegenthaler, Nathan Walker, Connor Hobbs, Mason Mitchell, Garrett Pilon, Brian Pinho and Tobias Geisser, in addition to a number of other prospects preparing for this weekend’s tournament.
Only two more days until Capitals hockey returns, Caps fans!
By Harrison Brown