Author Archives: 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.

Capitals Will Hold “Rookie Camp” In Lieu Of Participating In Prospect Tournament Prior To Capitals Training Camp

A source with the Washington Capitals tells NoVa Caps that the team will hold a “rookie camp” (date/location-TBA) before the Capitals open training camp in September, but will not participate in a rookie tournament in advance of the 2022-23 season.

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Watch Alex Ovechkin In A 5,000 Seat Arena? Yes Please

Image: Arizona Coyotes For many, the thought of an NHL game being played in a 5,000 seat arena is a travesty. An extremely poor look. How could this be an NHL arena? For others, it could be an opportunity. A … Continue reading

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Anthony Mantha, Hendrix Lapierre And Zach Fucale Stay Sharp In Summer 3-On-3 Pro League

Photo: LSHL The United States, or well, Minnesota to be more specific, has the Da Beauty League, where a number of NHL stars clock a little summer ice time playing in a loosely-formed and loosely played summer league. In Montreal, … Continue reading

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Michal Kempny Grateful For Time In Washington: “I Appreciate That I Could Be In Such An Organization”

Photos: iSport To say former Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny had a challenging final two seasons in the District would be a major understatement. He dealt with significant injuries, being waived to Hershey, a bout of Covid and limited playing … Continue reading

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Hendrix Lapierre Not On Team Canada Roster For Rescheduled 2022 World Junior Championship

Team Canada announced on Monday their official roster for the rescheduled 2022-23 IIHF World Junior Championship, set to get underway on August 9 in Edmonton. Washington Capitals forward prospect Hendrix Lapierre, 20, who was an invite to the previous two camps … Continue reading

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Blueline Pipeline: Review Of Capitals Organizational Depth On Defense Following 2022 NHL Entry Draft And Free Agency

As noted back in May, it’s beneficial to regularly conduct a “big picture” review of an organization’s depth by position in order to gain a better understanding of the positional strengths and weaknesses within the organization. We first detailed the … Continue reading

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Assessing The Washington Capitals Organizational Depth At Goaltender

The Washington Capitals goaltending situation has been in disarray ever since the departure of the much-beloved Braden Holtby back in 2020. While there appeared to be a reasonable succession plan in place, the plan never really materialized, and set the Capitals … Continue reading

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Capitals Prospect Haakon Hanelt Makes Team Germany’s Final Roster For 2022 Wold Junior Championship

Washington Capitals forward prospect Haakon Hanelt has made the final 25-man roster for Germany’s 2022 World Junior Championship team. Germany made their official roster announcement early on Sunday. Sources tell NoVa Caps that Hanelt, who is already in North America, … Continue reading

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Report: Hershey Bears “Closing In” On Hiring Dallas Stars Assistant Coach Todd Nelson

Photo: Andy Devlin/Getty Images According to ESPN’s Kevin Weekes, the Hershey Bears are “closing in” on hiring former Dallas Stars assistant coach Todd Nelson as their new head coach. Nelson would replace former Bears head coach Scott Allen, who was … Continue reading

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T.J. Oshie Has Warroad High School #19 Retired

Photo: @YouthHockeyHub This weekend was the annual alumni weekend for the renowned Warroad High School hockey team. The annual event typically includes a golf outing and banquet, but this year’s event had and extra special addition on Saturday night – … Continue reading

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