Capitals Announce 2023 Rookie Camp Roster and Schedule

The Washington Capitals have announced the roster and final schedule for their upcoming 2023 Rookie Camp, which runs from September 16-19. The camp will be held at MedStar Capitals Iceplex and at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. All on-ice sessions are open and free to the general public.

Vincent Iorio, Alexander Suzdalev, Andrew Cristall, Hendrix Lapierre, Clay Stevenson, Jon McDonald, Patrick Thomas, Henrik Rybinski, Brett Hyland, Antoine Keller, Ivan Miroshnichenko, Connor Hall, Adam McCormick, Nick Leivermann, Mitchell Gibson, Garin Bjorklund, Spencer Meier, Ryan Hofer, Bogdan Trineyev, Jake Karabela and Ryan Leibold are scheduled to participate in camp.

The Washington Capitals’ 2023 Rookie Camp Guide can be found here.


Saturday, Sept. 16 – Start of Capitals Rookie Camp

11:30 a.m. – Goalies on ice (MedStar Capitals Iceplex)

12-1:15 p.m. – Practice (MedStar Capitals Iceplex)

Post-practice – Media availability 

Sunday, Sept. 17

9 a.m. – Goalies on ice (McMullen Hockey Arena)

9:30-10:45 a.m. – Practice (McMullen Hockey Arena)

Post-practice – Media availability

Monday, Sept. 18

9 a.m. – Goalies on ice (McMullen Hockey Arena)

9:30-10:45 a.m. – Practice (McMullen Hockey Arena)

Post-practice – Media availability

Tuesday, Sept. 19 – Final Day of Capitals Rookie Camp

9 a.m. – Goalies on ice (McMullen Hockey Arena)

9:30-10:45 a.m. – Practice (McMullen Hockey Arena)

Post-practice – Media availability

Wednesday, Sept. 20

NHL players physicals/testing – no media availability

MedStar Capitals Iceplex closed to the public

Thursday, Sept. 21

2023 Caps Media Day, MedStar Capitals Iceplex

Sunday, Sept. 24 – First Preseason Game

2 p.m. – Washington vs. Buffalo, Capital One Arena 

*All practice times and media availability sessions are approximate and subject to change.


A total of 21 players (11 forwards, six defensemen, four goaltenders) are scheduled to take part in this year’s rookie camp, including 12 Caps draft picks.

The Capitals will officially open their 2023 Training Camp on Thursday, Sept. 21 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. All Capitals players, coaches and management will be available to the media. Additional information on media availability and in-person access will be announced at a later date. Similar to previous years, MedStar Capitals Iceplex will be closed to the media on Wednesday, Sept. 20 – the day Capitals veterans conduct physicals and off-ice testing. The complete training camp schedule and roster will be announced at a later date.

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 Announce 2023 Rookie Camp Roster and Schedule

  1. Anonymous says:

    Let’s go! It all gets started this weekend! 🙌

  2. DWGIE26 says:

    Iorio is bigger than i thought. 6’4, 205. That is good frame. I know he is a year away, but I don’t want him to be 3-4 years away because TVR and Jensen.

    Sad other 5 dee are all invitees. Need some more young dee in system.

    • Anonymous says:

      Actually there’s a ton of young D in the system, but they’re mostly in college. Chesley, Johnson, Lemay and Gucciardi. They can’t participate in any team activities, or they’ll lose their NCAA eligibility. Tho I’ve also heard they can go, if they pay their own way. Not sure which is true.

      Also, there’s another young D named Cameron Allen, in the OHL, but he’s out 5 months, with an injury.

      • Anonymous says:

        Good call out. We do have some good college dee. Chesley should come to pro level in a year or two. But almost none go from college to NHL. They will need a year or two in Hershey (including Chesley). So they feel way off!

  3. novafyre says:

    Is the new Monumental Sports Network going to carry any of this?

  4. Anonymous says:

    We would be so lucky to have Spencer Meier in the organization! He is the real deal…talent, skill, hard work and a real leader…!!

    • DWGIE26 says:

      He is a big boy. 99 birth year so 24 and in college. Be interesting to see if they sign him or let him play another year. They would have to sign to 3 year entry I believe so that is a big deal to give out a contract. Let’s see how he does in camp.

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