Category Archives: Propsects

Deep Dive: A Closer Look at Capitals Draft Pick Haakon Hänelt

Photo: NHL on Calgary Flames Site On the second day of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals chose forward Haakon Hänelt in the fifth round (#151th pick overall). Hänelt, who was born in Berlin, Germany on June 1, … Continue reading

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Deep Dive: A Closer Look at Capitals Draft Pick Brent Johnson

Photo: Sioux Falls Stampede On the second day of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals chose right-handed defenseman Brent Johnson with the 80th pick overall. The Capitals traded down from #75 to #80 in a deal with the New … Continue reading

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Deep Dive: A Closer Look At Washington Capitals 2021 Draft Pick Vincent Iorio

Photo: Perry Bergson/The Brandon Sun On the second day of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals selected defenseman Vincent Iorio in the second round (55th overall) of the NHL Entry Draft. Iorio, born on November 14, 2002 in … Continue reading

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2021 NHL Entry Draft: A Recap of the First Round

Michigan Wolverines Just days after the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft, the NHL’s teams compiled their draft boards and cards together for the 2021 Entry Draft, to add to their respective pool of prospects. NoVa Caps looks back at the first-round … Continue reading

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The Derecho Draft: What Became of the Players Selected in the First-Round Of The 2012 Draft

Photo: Sports Illustrated The 2012 NHL Entry Draft took place on June 29-30 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. The draft weekend also coincided with a series of major thunderstorms that affected a large area throughout North America. The … Continue reading

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Sweetening The Lineup: A First Look At The 2021-22 Hershey Bears Roster

Photo: Lehigh Valley Phantoms A little over a month has passed since the Hershey Bears concluded their successful 2020-2021 American Hockey League (AHL) season with a 5-2 triumph over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. It’s still early in the offseason, but Hershey’s 2021-22 … Continue reading

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Climbing the Ladder: Washington Capitals Prospect Bogdan Trineyev Talks About His Road to the Kharlamov Trophy

Junior Hockey League After his team, MHL Dynamo, won the Kharlamov Cup in the Russian Junior Hockey League championship last month, Washington Capitals forward prospect, Bogdan Trineyev met with the media and discussed several topics, including his background and the … Continue reading

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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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