Category Archives: Propsects

“I Thought He Did A Great Job”: TJ Oshie Raves About Hendrix Lapierre’s Play After Game Against the New Jersey Devils

The NHL preseason is a time for teams to not only gear up for the regular season, but to trim their rosters down in preparation for an 82-game campaign while taking a look at both veterans and youngsters alike. One … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Prospect Hendrix Lapierre: “I Feel Confident In My Abilities And My General Play”

On Sunday, Washington Capitals prospect Hendrix Lapierre spoke to the media following the second day of the 2021 Rookie Camp at Medstar Capitals Iceplex. Lapierre was drafted in the first round (22nd overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft. On October … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Prospect Bogdan Trineyev Participates In 2021 Sochi Open

Photo: Russian Hockey While August may be a relatively dead month for hockey in North America, hockey is already gearing up in Russia with Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) preseason games, and tournaments, such as the Hlinka-Gretzky Tournament (for Under-18 players) … 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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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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