Capitals’ Vitek Vanecek: “[I’m] So Happy I Can Be With This Organization”

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On Wednesday afternoon, Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek spoke to the media on a Zoom call following practice on the eighth day of training camp.

He has no word yet on who will likely be Braden Holtby‘s backup when play resumes soon. Vancek reiterated how important it will be to stay ready and prepared if a situation arises.

The 24-year old Czech expressed how it’s a “great” feeling being a part of the Capitals’ quest for a second Stanley Cup. “[I’m] so happy I can be with this organization,” Vanecek said. He noted that it is a “tough situation” given current circumstances. “We will see what happens.”

During the four-month stoppage, Vanecek spent time in the Czech Republic. He mentioned having some opportunities to get on the ice a few times. Vanecek worked with his goalie coach once a week. Midway through week two of training camp, Vanecek said he is “feeling pretty good”.

On fellow Hershey Bears‘ teammate Alexander Alexeyev, Vanecek said he is a “pretty good defenseman”, who has improved so much with the Capitals’ AHL affiliate.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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