Capitals Netminder Prospects Clay Stevenson and Mitchell Gibson Shine On Saturday Night

Photo: South Carolina Stingrays

Saturday night was a very good night for two of the Capitals goaltending prospects: Clay Stevenson of the South Carolina Stingrays and Mitchell Gibson of Harvard University. Stevenson made his professional hockey debut in the Stingrays’ 4-2 win over the Atlanta Gladiators. Gibson posted a shutout in Harvard’s 4-0 win over Yale.

Clay Stevenson

Stevenson signed his entry-level contract with the Caps after completing his 2021-22 season with Dartmouth. He participated in the Capitals’ development, rookie, and training camps before injuring his hand. He underwent hand surgery on October 1, rehabbed the injury in Hershey beginning on October 15, and finally, the Capitals lent him to the Stingrays on October 31.

The game write-up from the  South Carolina Stingrays site can be found here.

Stevenson was strong in his debut. He stopped 38 of 40 shots he faced for a .950 save percentage and was named the First Star of the Game.

Mitchell Gibson

The Harvard Crimson beat the Yale Bulldogs on Saturday by a score of 4-0. In this game, Gibson made 10 saves, with six of those saves occurring during the third period when Harvard had to kill off three Yale powerplays.

Gibson, 23, is now 2-0 for the season while Harvard is 4-0. He has stopped 27 of 29 shots he’s faced on the season for a .931 save percentage (12th in the NCAA) and a 1.00 goals against average, which in best in the NCAA.

The game writeup can be found here.

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By Diane Doyle

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Been a Caps fan since November 1975 when attending a game with my then boyfriend and now husband.
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6 Responses to Capitals Netminder Prospects Clay Stevenson and Mitchell Gibson Shine On Saturday Night

  1. novafyre says:

    Clay really impressed the Gladiators’ radio announcer as he should have. Stopping 38 of 40 against a decent team in your debut?

    Meanwhile today, against the bottom feeding Solar Bears, Bear Hughes has scored his first pro goal.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Caps are looking real deep at goaltender – at least first 5 or so on depth chart.

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