Category Archives: Propsects

New Face on the Stage: Inside Garrett Pilon’s NHL Debut Against the Philadelphia Flyers

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The announcement prior to the Washington Capitals’ Saturday night game against the Philadelphia Flyers that former third-round draft pick Garrett Pilon was added to the active roster, becoming the latest Capitals prospect to don the … Continue reading

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More McMichael Magic: Connor McMichael Has Himself A Game, Scores Two Goals, Records One Assist Against Leigh Valley Phantoms

Lehigh Valley Phantoms The recent announcement that the Ontario Hockey League would not play this season gave the Washington Capitals confirmation on the playing future of top prospect Connor McMichael for the 2020-21 season. With no OHL season, the 2019 … 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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The Honors Keep Coming for Alex Alexeyev – KHL Rookie of Month And Euro HockeyTour

Photo: Salavat Yuleav Ufa The honors keep coming for Washington Capitals’ defensive prospect Alex Alexeyev. After winning KHL Rookie of the Week twice in January, he was chosen as one of the KHL’s ‘Players of the Month’ for January. In … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Prospect Damien Riat Suspended 7 Games For Check Into Boards

Photo: Blick.ch Washington Capitals forward prospect Damien Riat would play Just 38 seconds of Saturday night’s Swiss National League game between Geneve-Servette and Lugano. Riat would exit the ice, serving a match penalty for checking Lugano defender Elia Riva headlong … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Zdeno Chara Score In Final Intra-squad Scrimmage: Team White Beats Team Red, 3-1

The Washington Capitals held their second and final intra-squad scrimmage on Sunday afternoon at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. The Capitals will now make roster cuts early this week in order to meet the 23-player roster limit required by 5:00 PM on … Continue reading

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The Russian Infusion: An Updated Look At The Influx of Young Russian Goaltenders in the NHL

Before the 2019-20 season, it was evident that there was a new wave of young Russian-born goaltenders who would soon be having an impact in the National Hockey League, with many of them expected to soon populate the Metropolitan Division … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals’ Prospect Connor McMichael Records Goal in Team Canada’s 5-0 Victory Over Russia In World Junior Semi-Finals

Hockey Canada Now in the first week of January 2021, the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships will soon be wrapping up. With a roster filled with many talented young players, the 2020 defending champion Team Canada took … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Prospect Report – December, 2020: Damien Riat, Bobby Nardella Continue To Flourish In European Leagues

Photo: GSHC Welcome to the fourth installment of NoVa Caps’ Washington Capitals Monthly Prospects Report for the 2020-2021 season. This report summarizes activities for each of the Capitals’ prospects for the month of December, 2020. 

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Vitek Vanecek’s Essay Details The Feelings And Fears He Faced In Coming To America: “I Felt Lost In America From The First Moment”

Photos: Jana Mensatorová, ČTK / AP / Mel Evans and ČTK / AP / Chris Young For Capitals goaltending prospect Vitek Vanecek, playing hockey in America has been a tremendous challenge. On the exterior, Vanecek has always been a jovial … Continue reading

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