Capitals Bogdan Trineyev Energized For Return To Dynamo And 2022-23 Season

Photo: Moscow Dynamo

Washington Capitals forward prospect Bogdan Trineyev will return to Russia for the 2022-23 season, with hopes of seeing more games in the KHL. There was some question as to where he would play next season, but most would agree, a return to Dynamo is the best next step for Trineyev.

”It was better for me to spend the next season at Dynamo. I want to thank the management of the clubs for resolving the situation in my favor,” Trineyev said in an interview for the Dynamo website. “There’s not much to say, because there’s a lot of work ahead. You need to work and prove yourself.”

Last season was a bit of a rough one for the 20 year-old. He dealt with an injured wrist at the start the season and then dealt with a case of Covid.

“The injury was not the most pleasant, then the disease… It’s a pity that I didn’t manage to get into the line-up for the World Youth Championship (IIHF World Junior Championships). But let’s not look back, we need to go further.”

On May 2 Trineyev signed his first NHL contract with the Capitals and the following day signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Hershey Bears. Trineyev then made his way from Russia to Hershey in time for a few practices and made his AHL debut in the Bears must-win Game 2 of their first round series with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He would play in two postseason games with the Bears.

“In any case, the feelings are specific. Another country, a different approach and attention. I think we can’t compare the KHL and the AHL. I tried to enjoy the game both in Russia and in America. Still, last season’s practice was not enough.”

Trineyev’s brief trip to the US included a trip to DC for a short visit with fellow Russians currently in the Capitals system. Alex Ovechkin had already returned to Russia, but Trineyev did get to spend some time with his idol.

“I saw him, but not as much as I would like. Alexander was busy with his business in the NHL playoffs. (laughs) I know that he often visits Dynamo in the summer, so I will have a chance to ask him a few questions. Although now I don’t think about anything but the start of the training camp and preparation for the season. I really want to play, justify the trust of the coaching staff and benefit Dynamo.”

[Bogdan Trineyev (front left) got to spend some time with the Russian members of the Capitals on May 16, before returning to Russia.]

The ideal development scenario for Trineyev would see him play the majority of the season at the KHL level and record a few goals and assists. He has yet to register a point in 14 games at the KHL level.

Moscow Dynamo and the KHL opened training camps for the 2022-23 season this week. Dynamo opens their season on September 3 against Ak Bars.

Related Reading
Bogdan Trineyev: 2022 Annual Review And Forecast
Preliminary Prospect Roster and Preliminary Depth Chart for the 2022-23 Washington Capitals

By Jon Sorensen

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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4 Responses to Capitals Bogdan Trineyev Energized For Return To Dynamo And 2022-23 Season

  1. Anonymous says:

    This kid has a hell of shot. Let’s hope he gets a full year in KHL this season and is primed for Hershey next season.

  2. steven says:

    If I understand it correct;yhe is a power forward in the likes of Wilson but doesnt score. Sounds more like a D than a wing. Wondering if this isnt just another example of the Caps GM’s having a man crush on Russians and will draft anyting on skates? rather than let him play another year in Russia why didnt the Caps have him move here an dplay in eother the ECHL or the OHL? Seems to me that on a team that has a vested interest in seeing him improve, which the Dynamo doesnt, he would get more playing time and at the same time learn North American hockey.

  3. Anonymous says:

    What’s his time-line? Next year? I’m always excited for more Russian studs.. if he’s got any kind of offensive upside and shows it.. bring him over

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