Takeaways From 3-On-3 Tournament At Washington Capitals 2023 Development Camp

On the final day of development camp, the Washington Capitals held their annual three-on-three tournament, where prospects are assigned to one of five teams. The winner of the tournament wins the highly coveted prospect tournament trophy. We’re not sure what it is called, but it is a legit trophy. Here were my takeaways from the tournament. 

Red Team

Bogdan Trineyev “C”, Ivan Miroshnichenko, Simon Tassy, Ryan Leibold, Dylan Anhorn, Aaron Trotter (G) 

White Team

Oskar Magnusson “C”, Ryan Chesley, T.J. Hughes, Patrick Thomas, Ryan Hofer, Garin Bjorklund (G) 

Blue Team

Brent Johnson “C”, Ryan Leonard, Max Burkholder, Jack Rogers, Jaxson Murray, Mitchell Gibson (G) 

Green Team

Haakon Hanelt “C”, Ludwig Persson, Jake Karabela, Cam Allen, Brett Hyland (inj.), Chase Clark (G) 

Gray Team

Joaquim Lemay “C”, Alex Suzdalev, Andrew Cristall, Ian Pierce, David Gucciardi (inj.), Antoine Keller (G)

Tournament Notes

I couldn’t get to all the games, so I will try to include as much as I can from what I saw and who stood out.

Ryan Leonard took a bit to settle in. He had a turnover that resulted in a goal for Oskar Magusson.

However, Leonard had two goals in the next game against Team Gray.

A player that we had not talked enough about, but stood out in the tournament was Bogdan Trineyev. Trienyev showed off his lightning quick release, going bar down. However, he was robbed by Chase Clark in another game.

Ryan Chesley looked really solid. He was making plays and skating really well, along with Alexander Suzdalev

Ivan Miroshnichenko had a really nice goal that faked out the opposing goaltender. He waited him out and eventually flipped the puck over the glove side. He also laid some hits. 

Physicality picked up towards the end of the tournament. Here is a sequence of that.

My favorite part was the shootout between Team Gray and Team Blue. I am not sure what led to it because I did not watch the game, but the shootout was very entertaining. This was Andrew Cristall’s bread and butter.

It was down to Team White and Team Gray for the championship. Chesley had the first goal and Cristall tied it on a one timer.

Regulation was not enough, as the game went into overtime. There were not a lot of high-danger scoring chances because of how defensive each squad was playing. But Ian Pierce said enough.

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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3 Responses to Takeaways From 3-On-3 Tournament At Washington Capitals 2023 Development Camp

  1. redLitYogi says:

    great report. Looking forward to these kids making the show or the AHL. And cool to see Hanelt out there even if he is going back to Germany to find his game.

  2. Anonymous says:

    A lot of buzz about Miroshnichenko, and most of justified. But Trineyev is closer to playing in NHL. He spent entire season at KHL level while Miroshnichenko was unable to secure a full time role, only a few games.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Persson looking like an early bust. Meager season in Allvaskan league, second season in a row. I’m not sure why they inked him to a three-year deal.

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