Capitals Announce 2019 Prospect Tournament Schedule, Training Camp Details

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The Washington Capitals announced their schedule for the 2019 prospect tournament on Wednesday evening. The Capitals’ prospects will face the Carolina Hurricanes’ on Saturday, September 7, the Nashville Predators’ on Sunday, September 8, and the Tampa Bay Lightning’s on Tuesday, September 10. All of the games will be held at Ford Ice Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

In addition, the team will open training camp on Thursday, September 12, when they will hold off-ice testing and media day at MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia. They will start on-ice activities the next day.

Because of the team’s travel schedule, the Capitals will not hold their annual media luncheon prior to the start of the regular season this year.

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The Washington Capitals will officially open their 2019-20 NHL training camp on Thursday, Sept. 12, at MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. This marks the Capitals’ 13th training camp at Medstar Capitals Iceplex, the Metro-accessible, inside-the-Beltway practice facility that features two NHL-sized rinks. All on-ice sessions will be open to the public and free of charge.

The Capitals will hold the 2019 Media Day on Thursday, Sept 12. All players will be available to the media following the conclusion of physicals and off-ice testing. Additional information and media availability times for Capitals management, coaches and players will be announced at a later date. Please note, due to the team’s travel schedule leading up to the regular season opener in St. Louis on Oct. 2, the Capitals will not hold a Capitals Media Luncheon this year.

The Capitals will hold their first on-ice session on Sept. 13. There are three practice sessions scheduled that day (Group White at 9:30 a.m., Group Red at 11 a.m. and Group Blue at 12:30 p.m.). Players will be available to the media at the conclusion of their on- and off-ice sessions. The complete training camp schedule and roster will be announced at a later date.

Prior to the start of NHL training camp, the Capitals will compete in the 2019 Prospect Showcase from Sept 7-10 at Ford Ice Center in Antioch, Tenn. The rookie tournament will also feature top prospects from the Nashville Predators, Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes. Capitals’ prospects will face each of the three other participating teams once during the round-robin tournament. All Capitals games can be streamed by visiting WashingtonCaps.com. In addition, all tournament games can be heard on the 24-hour radio channel, Caps Radio 24/7, devoted specially to the Capitals and NHL. The Capitals’ tournament roster and further media information will be released at a later date.

Below is the Capitals’ practice and rookie tournament schedule for the week leading up to training camp:

 

Friday, Sept. 6                                 Capitals prospects practice: 11 a.m., Ford Ice Center

NHL players’ informal skate from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Saturday, Sept. 7                            Rookie Game:  Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes, 1 p.m., Ford Ice Center

NHL players’ informal skate from 8:10 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

 

Sunday, Sept. 8                               Rookie Game:  Capitals vs. Nashville Predators, 1 p.m., Ford Ice Center

 

Monday, Sept. 9                             Capitals prospects practice: 11 a.m., Ford Ice Center

NHL players’ informal skate from 9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. (Group 1)

NHL players’ informal skate from 11:25 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. (Group 2)

 

Tuesday, Sept. 10                           Rookie Game:  Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, 10 a.m., Ford Ice Center

NHL players’ informal skate from 9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. (Group 1)

NHL players’ informal skate from 11:25 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. (Group 2)

 

Wednesday, Sept. 11                     NHL players’ informal skate from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 

Thursday, Sept. 12                         NHL players physicals/testing – MEDIA DAY, MedStar Capitals Iceplex

 

Friday, Sept. 13                              First Day of on-ice sessions, MedStar Capitals Iceplex

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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