Category Archives: AHL

The Parallel Paths of Vitek Vanecek and Alex Nedeljkovic

They were born just two days apart. Both were second round draft picks in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and drafted just two picks apart. During their time in their drafting team’s organizations, both were ultimately passed on the depth … Continue reading

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The Russian Invasion: An Updated Look At The Influx Of Russian Netminders In The Metropolitan Division

In recent seasons we’ve seen a tremendous wave of new Russian-born goaltenders begin to make an impact in the Metropolitan Division. NoVa Caps examined this before the 2019-20 season and provided an update prior to the 2020-21 season.

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Former Capitals Defenseman Christian Djoos Signs with EV Zug in Swiss National League

On Wednesday May 12, EV Zug of the Swiss National League announced that they have signed former Washington Capitals defenseman Christian Djoos, part of the team’s Stanley Cup-winning roster of 2018, to a two year deal.

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Examining The Starts To Seasons For Ilya Samsonov Prior to Joining Washington Capitals

It has been a difficult start to the 2020-21 season for Capitals’ goalie, Ilya Samsonov, whose first two games were not up to his usual standards. He then tested positive for COVID-19, had to miss time for recovery and then … Continue reading

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“Anytime You Can Score A Goal…It Sparks the Team”: Capitals 2019 First-Round Pick Connor McMichael Scores First Professional Hat Trick Against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Hershey Bears Having already made his NHL debut earlier this season, Washington Capitals 2019 first-round pick and top prospect Connor McMichael crossed off another milestone on his professional career, recording a hat trick in the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears’ … Continue reading

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McMichael Magic: Connor McMichael Scores His First Professional Goal, A Game-Winning Tally Over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Photo: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Considered the Washington Capitals’ top prospect in their pool of young talent, forward Connor McMichael has had an eventful 2020-21 season. Having come one win shy of winning the Gold Medal in the World Junior Championships with … Continue reading

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Current Status of Hockey League Schedules Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic – Early December Update

Photo: Dinamo Minsk The NHL had tentatively planned to start the 2020-21 season on January 1, 2021 and play a full 82-game season. But that plan has now changed. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused schedule adjustments to the NHL and … Continue reading

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Liam O’Brien Leaves Hershey Bears; Signs with Colorado Eagles

Liam O’Brien, who played in the Washington Capitals organization, primarily with the Hershey Bears, since the 2014-15 season, has signed a contract with the Colorado Eagles, the AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. O’Brien was an unrestricted free agent (G6) … Continue reading

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Palm Springs Changes Direction on New AHL Arena, Delays Opening By A Year; Seattle Kraken Will Likely Be Without AHL Affiliate For Inaugural Season

A year after the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the Los Angeles company Oak View Group announced plans for a $250 million sports and entertainment arena in downtown Palm Springs, officials confirmed this week that the site of the project is moving … Continue reading

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