Made It to the Show: Capitals’ Vincent Iorio Makes NHL Debut Against San Jose Sharks


The Washington Capitals’ first pick (55th overall) in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, defenseman Vincent Iorio, made his NHL debut against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.

The 20-year old blueliner, who was recalled yesterday after the NHL Trade Deadline passed and the losses of key defenseman Martin Fehervary and Nick Jensen to day-to-day injuries, took the traditional solo lap prior to the team taking the ice for warmups.

Even before taking the ice, the Capitals welcomed the young Iorio into their legendary pre-game tunnel hype sessions.

Iorio, who has recorded 17 Points in 51 Games Played with the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, is the fourth defenseman from his draft class to make his debut at the NHL level.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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6 Responses to Made It to the Show: Capitals’ Vincent Iorio Makes NHL Debut Against San Jose Sharks

  1. Jon Sorensen says:

    Missing the goal on your first shot on the solo lap is good luck, right?

  2. Dave says:

    I just got the reason he wears number 6 lol

  3. hockeydruid says:

    Young man played very well tonight. Would be nice to see the lines next season be Jensen & Fehervary; AA & J. Carlson; and Carlsson & Iorio with TVR or Irwin as the 7th D. Take Sundin and put him in a package with Mantha for a 2nd before the draft. Yes I said a 2nd and a minor league player as it is a discount for taking Mantha. However If and I do mean IF someone would take J. Carlson and we kept Sundin for a year I would not be upset at all in that case I would settle for a 3rd and a minor league player. One can only hope!

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