Capitals Release 2021 Training Camp Roster And Schedule


The Washington Capitals announced on Tuesday the final roster for their 2021 training camp, which begins on Wednesday at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. The Capitals training camp will include 30 forwards, 18 defensemen and six goalies, and will be broken up into two squads (Group A and Group B). Group assignments and practice times are included at the end of this post. 

In addition to the Capitals 23-man roster, the training camp roster includes prospects and Hershey Bears players:

Forwards:

Kody Clark, Shane Gersich, Haakon Hanelt, Bear Hughes, Kale Kessy, Hendrix Lapierre, Brett Leason, Beck Malenstyn, Connor McMichael, Mason Morelli, Garret Pilon, Brian Pinho, Aliaksei Protas, Michael Sgarbossa, Joe Snively, Riley Sutter, and Mike Vecchione.

Defensemen:

Alex Alexeyev, Martin Fehervary, Cody Franason, Tobias Geisser, Martin Has, Vincent Iorio, Matt Irwin, Lucas Johansen, Dru Krebs, Dylan McIlrath, Bobby Nardella, and Eddie Withchow.

Goaltenders:

Garin Bjorklund, Pheonix Copley, Zach Fucale and Hunter Shepard.


FROM THE CAPITALS


ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will begin their 2021-22 Training Camp, presented by MedStar Health, at MedStar Capitals Iceplex with Caps Media Day on Thursday, Sept. 23, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

This marks the Capitals’ 15th 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. Fans attending Caps practices will be required to comply with all applicable regulations and recommendations issued by the Arlington County health authorities. Fans will be required to wear masks for all Capitals practices at MedStar Capitals Iceplex regardless of vaccination status.

Washington’s training camp will include 30 forwards, 18 defensemen and six goalies, and will be broken up into two squads (Group A and Group B) and their schedules will vary.

The Capitals complete training camp schedule through the first week is listed below. Training camp will last 20 days with the NHL regular season beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 12. The Capitals will open the season against the New York Rangers at Capital One Arena on Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.


A Fan’s Guide to the Washington Capitals’ Practice Facility – Medstar Capitals Iceplex


Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 23
Group A Practice: 9:30 a.m.
Group B Practice: 11:50 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 24
Group A Practice: 9:30 a.m.
Group B Practice: 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 25
Group B Practice: 9:30 a.m.
Group A Practice: 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 26
Non-Game Group Practice: 9 a.m.
5 p.m. Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins

Monday, Sept. 27
Group A Practice: 9:30 a.m.
Group B Practice: 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 28
Group B Practice: 9:30 a.m.
Group A Practice: 11:30 a.m.


Group Assignments

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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4 Responses to Capitals Release 2021 Training Camp Roster And Schedule

  1. Anonymous says:

    Its the bear…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Let’s go!

  3. Jon Sorensen says:

    Oskar Magnusson is the only Capitals prospect to attend development camp but not advance to the team’s main training camp. The free-agent invites were all released.

  4. Jon Sorensen says:

    Haakon Hanelt and Bobby Nardella not assigned to a group. Checking with Caps.

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