Capitals Announce Dates For Prospect Development Camp


The Washington Capitals announced Thursday afternoon information regarding their annual prospect development camp, typically held the week after the NHL Entry Draft. The announcement included information on their “open house” on Friday, July 15 at Capital One Arena.

The Capitals Development Camp will run from July 11-16 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. The entire camp is open to the public (complete on-ice schedule and roster will be announced at a later date).

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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will host a Development Camp Open House and Scrimmage at Capital One Arena on Friday, July 15. Doors open at 6 p.m., with Capitals prospects participating in a scrimmage at 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the general public and offers fans the opportunity to test drive season ticket locations at Capital One Arena for the 2022-23 season.

Fans are asked to RSVP at WashCaps.com/OpenHouse. Current Club Red 365 members will receive a special invitation to the event directly from the Capitals Membership Services team.

There will be special closing incentives for those who purchase seats during the event, as well as games with prizes on the concourse.

Fans will also have the chance to enter to win prizes via a digital scratch-off ticket in the arena. Once they enter to win, they will receive a text with their digital scratch-off ticket. Prizes include bobbleheads, rally towels, and more.

Select alumni will be at the event, signing autographs for fans. Fans will also have the opportunity to take photographs with the C-A-P-I-T-A-L-S letters and Weagle on the concourse. In addition, there will also be a photo booth featuring additional photo opportunities.

Attendees are also encouraged to visit the Kids Club and Caps Canines tables on the concourse to learn more about the fan clubs. There will also be a meet and greet station featuring Capitals and America’s VetDogs service-dog-in-training Biscuit where fans can interact with Biscuit and learn more about America’s VetDogs.

The Capitals Development Camp will run from July 11-16 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. The entire camp is open to the public (complete on-ice schedule and roster will be announced at a later date). All on-ice sessions are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Capitals Events:

Thursday, July 7                     2022 NHL Draft – first round (ESPN)

Friday, July 8                          2022 NHL Draft – rounds 2-7 (NHL Network)

Monday, July 11                     Caps Development Camp begins at MedStar Capitals Iceplex

Wednesday, July 13                First day of NHL free agency

Friday, July 15                        Scrimmage at Capital One Arena, camp concludes

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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5 Responses to Capitals Announce Dates For Prospect Development Camp

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is a “must attend” event for me.

  2. novafyre says:

    Who do the Caps define as still being “prospects?”

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      It’s a loose term, by all means. It generally means all draft picks and top recent draft picks are invited to the camp. We classify “prospects” as any player officially in the Capitals organization, not on the Capitals roster.

      They will release roster shortly.

  3. Diane Doyle says:

    I plan to attend. I still haven’t received our “special invitation” from the Caps Club Red 365 membership team yet.

  4. DWGie26 says:

    I got the special invitation for season ticket holder. I hope to be in town. Going to be an important rooking camp and training camp. A lot of players have a chance to grab a spot. But as always, it must be earned. But i like to lean in a bit more on our prospects. Leason, Protas, AFJ, Pilon, Malensyn, Hendrix, Johansson, and Nardella all have opportunities. CMM, Fever, and Snively all seem to have inside track on NHL roles. Will be exciting.

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