Capitals Announce Dates For Training Camp and Rookie Camp At MedStar Capitals Iceplex

The Washington Capitals announced on Monday that the team will open training camp for the 2022-23 season on September 22 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. The Capitals will also hold their media day on September 22.

In addition, the team announced that the Capitals’ “Rookie Camp” will be held from September 15-19, also at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. The team decided against participating in one of the many rookie and prospect tournaments being held by teams throughout the NHL, and hold the rookie camp instead.


ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will begin their 2022-23 Training Camp presented by MedStar Health and hold Caps Media Day on Thursday, Sept. 22 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

All Capitals players, coaches and management will be available to the media. The complete training camp schedule and roster will be announced at a later date. Similar to previous years, MedStar Capitals Iceplex will be closed to the media on Wednesday, Sept. 21 – the day Capitals veterans conduct physicals and off-ice testing.

This marks the Capitals’ 16th 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.

Prior to the start of NHL training camp, the Capitals Rookie Camp will run from Thursday, Sept. 15 through Monday, Sept. 19 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. Among the Capitals rookies scheduled to participate in the camp will be Hendrix Lapierre, Vincent Iorio, Clay Stevenson and Bear Hughes. A complete roster will be released at a later date.

Upcoming Capitals Events

Thursday, Sept. 15        Start of Capitals Rookie Camp at MedStar Capitals Iceplex

Thursday, Sept. 22        Start of NHL training camp (first on-ice session) at MedStar Capitals Iceplex

Wednesday, Oct. 12      Season opener versus the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena

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 Training Camp and Rookie Camp At MedStar Capitals Iceplex

  1. novafyre says:

    Jon, do you know coaching assignments yet? Which coach will be responsible for what? Not just for camps but for the year.

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      Nothing official announced by the team, but i’s suspect Scott Allen will assume many of the duties of the departed Scott Arniel (Forwards and Penalty kill), however Lavi might tweak specific duties a bit.

      • novafyre says:

        I hope that he evaluates people and jobs and does some re-assigning. Some aspects of our play were at the bottom of the league last year and deserve someone different looking at them.

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