Category Archives: Propsects

Capitals Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Competing for Team Russia in Germany Cup

The KHL has a break in their season, with no games scheduled from November 8 through November 12, so that selected players are free to play in international competition such as the Deutchland Cup, otherwise known as the Germany Cup. 

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Capitals’ Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Leaves Game with Injury, His Head Coach Fired After Game

Photos: Metallurg On Thursday, November 2, 2017, KHL’s Metallurg Magnitogorsk, the team in which Capitals’ goalie prospect Ilya Samsonov plays for, lost to Lada Togliatti by a 3-1 score at home.  This was their second loss in succession and their fourth … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Prospect Update for October

This is the first of our regular monthly recaps for all of the Washington Capitals’ prospects. It’s important to note that it’s just the beginning of the season for the majority of these players, so current performance may not mean … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Update – Some Days It Doesn’t Pay to Go into the Office

Photos: KHL It was on October 18, 2017 when Metallurg Magnitogorsk had a rematch with their opponent from the 2016 Gagarin Cup Finals; i.e. CSKA.  In 2016, Metallurg Magnitogorsk won that series in seven games, winning Game 7 on the … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Beats Admiral Vladivostok, Continues Hot Streak

It was another win for Washington Capitals’ goalie prospect Ilya Samsonov on October 8, 2017, as Metallurg Magnitogorsk beat Admiral Vladivostok 3-1.  Today’s win for Metallurg Magnitogorsk was the first win against Admiral in three years. 

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Hershey Bears Announce Roster Cuts, Trim Roster by 10

Photo: Julie Beidler After recently beginning their own training camp, the Capitals’ American Hockey League Affiliate Hershey Bears received several players from the Caps on loan in preparation for the start of the AHL season. Today, the Bears announced their … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Shuts out Lada Togliatti

With the start of October, Washington Capitals prospect Ilya Samsonov was back in goal for Metallurg Magnitogorsk as they faced Lada Togliatti Sunday afternoon.

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Canes Clip Caps, 3-1

Less than 96 hours before Tuesday’s 5:00 p.m. roster deadline, players hoping to make the team on Opening Night took to the ice in Raleigh for the Capitals’ sixth preseason game of the year. While there were some noteworthy performances, … Continue reading

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With Opening Night Six Days Away, Who Will Take the Ice for the Capitals Next Thursday?

So far the Capitals have been through two weeks of training camp, and pundits are already putting together potential lineups for Opening Night on October 5 in Ottawa. For last week’s projection, click here. In this piece, NoVa Caps contributor … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Opening Night Roster getting Clearer and Clearer

Photo: Washington Capitals Today, the Capitals made the opening night roster clearer what it will look like. Next Thursday night, the Capitals will open their regular season schedule in Ottawa at Canadien Tire Centre against the Senators. They release defensemen … Continue reading

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