Capitals Prospect Notebook – Week Ending September 3, 2022: We’re Camping!

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We are now less than three weeks away from the start of the Washington Capitals training camp set for September 22. However, training camps for most of the Capitals prospects are already underway. Here’s the latest prospect news for the week ending September 3.

Capitals forward prospect Bogdan Trineyev was officially named to Dynamo Moscow’s opening day roster earlier this week. He and Dynamo opened their 2022-23 season on Saturday (9/3). He had an assist in Dynamo’s 2-0 win over Ak Bars.

Capitals prospect Haakon Hanelt will reportedly miss the first week of QMJHL season in order to attend Capitals camp. The Capitals have yet to release the official rosters for Rookie Camp, running from September 15-19, and training camp, which begins on September 22.

Alexander Suzdalev and the Regina Pats opened training camp on Wednesday. Suzdalev met the media following camp workouts on Friday.

Suzdalev is reunited with former teammate and projected number one draft pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft, Connor Bedard. Bedard spoke about being teammates once again with Suzdalev.

“I’m pumped. For the last year, I was texting him here and there trying to convince him to come,” Bedard told the Regina Pats website. “He was really pumped when he signed, which is a good sign. I played with him in Sweden (HV71 J18 and J20) and we were pretty close. He’s such a good guy and a really good player. I can’t wait to see him in Regina. It’s a huge pickup for us.” More here.

Capitals 2022 draft pick Ryan Hofer and the Everett Silvertips also opened training camp this week. They held their first scrimmage on Thursday where Hofer scored his first goal of the preseason.

Dru Krebs and the Medicine Hat Tigers also opened camp this week. The returning Tigers defenseman is using last season’s disappointment as motivation to get the team back to its competitive nature.

“I think it’s coming in with an open mind, and then also a bit of hunger into the season, trying to prove people wrong and being the player that I know I am and the team that we know we are.” Krebs says.

Jake Karabela, drafted by the Capitals in the 5th round of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, opened training camp with the Guelph Storm on Friday. Karabela started the camp’s first scrimmage at left wing on the top line.

Aliaksei Protas departed Belarus on Thursday and is expected to join the voluntary skates at MedStar Capitals Iceplex in the next few days.

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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7 Responses to Capitals Prospect Notebook – Week Ending September 3, 2022: We’re Camping!

  1. novafyre says:

    “Jake Karabela, drafted by the Capitals in the 5th round of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, opened training camp with the Guelph Storm on Friday. Karwbela started the camp’s first scrimmage at left wing on the top line.” not Karwbela

    “The Capitals have yet to release the official rosters for Rookie Camp, running from September 15-19, and training camp, which begins on September 22.” Is it normal to not have official rosters released yet? With visas, travel, housing arrangements to be made (not to mention any COVID hazards to navigate) certainly everyone must be set by now?

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      Thanks Fyre.

      I’m sure they know rosters, but they typically hold off publicizing until closer to the event date. We will probably receive rookie camp roster this week.

      • novafyre says:

        Thanks. As long as this delay is normal, I won’t worry. Just so many strange things past two years . . .

        Need some normalcy.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for keeping us in the loop on the pipeline. You guys rock!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I wonder how much time Suzdalev will get with Bernard. Seems like they might be more useful to Pats on separate lines.

  4. redLitYogi says:

    great job as usual on the prospects. Perhaps Suzdalev could follow in Burakovsky’s footsteps? Burky was a winger on McDavid’s line for the Erie Otters (as you well know). I believe some people had Chesley rated at somewhere between picks 20-32 and Suzdalev in the mix as a late first rounder also, so getting those two and Persson has to be seen as a lucky draft indeed.

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