NoVa Caps’ prospect team consists of six analysts dedicated to the tracking and evaluation of each and every Washington Capitals prospect.

Located around the globe (Sweden, Eastern Canada, Western Canada, Hershey, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Washington, D.C.), our analysts are able develop local relationships, attend more prospect games and provide a greater resolution of analysis and evaluation.

Our prospect analysts also leverage our existing relationships with regional scouts and local evaluators to supplement our overall analysis.

2021-2022 Season

Monthly Prospect Reports

2021-22 Season Prospect News And Articles
Vincent Iorio excited on eve of Team Canada’s selection camp
Hendrix Lapierre and Vincent Iorio invited to Canada’s Junior Team selection camp
Oskar Magnusson takes one step down in hopes of taking two steps forward
Hendrix Lapierre still processing time in Washington
Interview with Hendrix Lapierre
Oskar Magnusson and Bogdan Trineyev participate in Four Nations Tournament
Joe Snively scores fifth goal in three games
Hendrix Lapierre has positive attitude in return to juniors
Capitals recall Aliaksei Protas and Zach Fucale from Hershey
Capitals assign Hendrix Lapierre to Acadie-Bathurst in QMJHL
Capitals recall Axel Jonsson-Fjallby 
Joe Snively records hat Rick in Bears 5-3 win over Thunderbirds
Aliaksei Protas re-assigned to Hershey
Aliaksei Protas recalled by Washington, makes NHL debut vs. Tampa Bay
Oskar Magnusson selected to Swedish Junior Team for Four-Nation Tournament
Joaquim Lemay named defensive player of the week in USHL
Capitals re-claim Axel Jonsson-Fjällby off waivers
Dru Krebs: “It was a dream come true”
Bear Hughes records two goals, assist in Spokane Chiefs 5-1 win
Bogdan Trineyev returns to lineup after injury
Around the world with Aliaksei Protas in 365 days
Buffalo Sabres Claim Washington Capitals Forward Axel Jonsson-Fjallby Off Waivers
Capitals sign defenseman Vincent Iorio to three-year entry level deal
Capitals goaltending prospect Garin Bjorklund faces Alex Ovechkin’s one-timer
Bears head coach Scott Allen meets with media following final day of development camp
Images from day 2 of Capitals development camp
Bear Hughes realizes he has to “get bigger, stronger, faster”
Hendrix LaPierre confident entering Capitals development camp
Connor McMichael spent his offseason working out with Steven Stamkos and Connor McDavid
Garin Bjorklund Is Looking Forward To Seeing Alex Ovechkin’s Shot
Capitals Release Prospect Camp Roster And Schedule
For Capitals Prospect Vincent Iorio, Capitals Camp Will Be A Jaw-Dropping Experience
Haakon Hanelt (Finally) Arrives In North America
2021-22 Prospect Roster and Pre-Development Camp Assignments
6 Wild Card Prospects In The Capitals System To Watch For This Season
Hendrix Lapierre scores goal and assist in preseason game.
Martin Fehervary is disappointed to miss Olympic Qualifiers, but says he will be ready for Capitals training camp
Aliaksei Protas Assists on game winning in Belarus comeback win in Olympic qualifier
Martin Fehervary Will Miss Olympic Qualifiers Due To Minor Muscle Injury
Aliaksei Protas Scores Goal, Assist and Converts In Shootout In Tuneups To Olympic Qualifiers.
Martin Fehervary Joins Slovakia National Team For Olympic Qualifiers
Aliaksei Protas Joins Belarus National Team For Olympic Qualifiers
Damien Riat Joins HC Lausanne HC In Swiss League
Capitals Prospect Bogdan Trineyev Participates in 2021 Sochi Open
Hendrix Lapierre, Vincent Iorio and Garin Bjorklund participate in Canada’s summer showcase
Haakon Hanelt scores goal, two assists in U20 Summer Challenge
Bogdan Trineyev called to Russian National Team for Sochi Open
Bogdan Trineyev Scores in first preseason game for Dynamo Moscow
Capitals Prospect Haakon Hanelt Commits To Playing In QMJHL This Fall
Deep Dive: A Closer Look At Sixth Round Draft Pick Chase Clark
Deep Dive: A Closer Look At Sixth Round Draft Pick Dru Krebs
Deep Dive: A Closer Look At Fifth Round Draft Pick Haakon Hänelt
Deep Dive: A Closer Look At Fourth Round Draft Pick Joaquim Lemay
Deep Dive: A Closer Look At Third Round Draft Pick Brent Johnson
Deep Dive: A Closer Look At Second Round Draft Pick Vincent Iorio
Damien Riat To Participate In Swiss National Team’s Prospect Camp
Hendrix LaPierre, Garin Bjorklund selected for Team Canada’s Junior Summer Camp
Capitals re-sign Beck Malenstyn
Axel Jonsson-Fjallby Is On the Cusp
No Prospect Development Camp Scheduled This Summer
Capitals Re-sign Shane Gersich To One-Year Deal
Capitals Re-sign Mike Sgarbossa To Two-Year Deal
Capitals Re-sign Garrett Pilon to two-year extension
Bobby Nardella Signs Two-Year Extension
Martin Fehervary still believes his future is in Washington 
Axel Jonsson-Fjallby: “Last Season Was My Best So Far”
Capitals re-sign Axel Jonsson-Fjallby to two-year deal
Capitals Re-sign Joe Snively to One-Year Deal
Damien Riat Says He Will Return For One More Season In Hershey 

2021 Training Camp
Capitals waive Garrett Pilon and Zach Fucale
Pheonix Copley assigned to Hershey
Capitals assign six players to AHL Hershey
Capitals Prospect Game Notes: Capitals at Devils
Capitals Prospect Game Notes: Capitals at Flyers
Capitals assign 11 players to Hershey Bears
Capitals return Vincent Iorio to Brandon Wheat Kings
Capitals Prospect Game Notes: Devils at Capitals
Capitals assign Garin Bjorklund, Dru Krebs, Haakon Hanelt, Bear Hughes, Martin Has
Capitals Prospects Game Notes: Bruins at Capitals
Training Camp Roster And Schedule

2021–22 Preseason
Top 25 Washington Capitals Prospects Rankings (Pre-draft and Development Camp)
Five-Year Development Projections For Washington Capitals Prospects

2021 NHL Entry Draft
Capitals select goaltender Chase Clark in the sixth round of the NHL Draft
The Capitals select defenseman Dru Krebs in the sixth round of the NHL Draft
Capitals select forward Haakon Hanelt in 5th round of the 2021 NHL Draft
Capitals select defenseman Joaquim Lemay in the fourth round of the 2021 NHL Draft
Capitals select defenseman Brent Johnson in the third round of the 2021 NHL Draft
Capitals select defenseman Vincent Iorio in the second round of the NHL Draft

2020-2021 Prospect Reviews And Forecasts
Alex Alexeyev
Garin Bjorklund
Kody Clark
Pheonix Copley
Martin Fehervary
Zach Fucale
Tobias Geisser
Shane Gersich
Martin Hugo Has
Bear Hughes
Axel Jonsson-Fjallby
Hendrix Lapierre
Brett Leason
Connor McMichael
Bobby Nardella
Garrett Pilon
Brian Pinho
Aliaksei Protas
Damien Riat
Mike Sgarbossa
Joe Snively
Riley Sutter
Bogdan Trineyev

2020-2021 Season

Monthly Prospect Reports

2020-2021 Season Prospect News
Connor McMichael named to AHL’s All-Rookie Team
Connor McMichael Named To AHL’s North Division’s All-Star Team
Hendrix Lapierre Excels, But Team Eliminated From QMJHL Playoffs
Capitals Recall Connor McMichael, Alex Alexeyev, Brett Leason and Paul LaDue
Connor McMichael Named AHL Players Of The Week (May 16, 2021)
Connor McMichael Finishes First Pro Season Leading Bears in Foals And Points
Tobias Geisser Selected For Swiss National Training Camp for Worlds
Capitals Prospect Tobias Geisser and EV Zug Win Swiss Championship
Alex Alexeyev Made The Most Of His Unplanned Season In The KHL
Capitals Prospect Bogdan Trineyev and Moscow Dynamo MHL Win Championship
Aliaksei Protas Has Made The Most Of His Opportunities Over The Past Year
Alex Alexeyev Re-assigned to Hershey Bears
Connor McMichael Scores Game-Tying Goal and OT Game-Winner at Buzzer
Aliaksei Protas Re-assigned To Hershey Bears
Aliaksei Protas is returning to the Capitals System
Aliaksei Protas Named Best Rookie In First Round Of KHL Playoffs
Garrett Pilon Emerging As NHL Talent in Hershey
Brett Leason Is Having A Strong Start To His Sophomore Campaign In AHL
For Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, It’s “Shoot First, Shoot First, Shoot First
Alex Alexeyev and Aliaksei Protas Are Heading To KHL Playoffs
Aliaksei Protas scores goal, shootout game winner, named player of the game
Hendrix Lapierre Needs Games: He’s Quarantined For Over 60 Days Since November
Connor McMichael’s First Professional Goal Is A Game-Winner
Alex Alexeyev On Life In The KHL
The Honors Keep Coming For Alex Alexeyev
Alex Alexeyev Wins KHL ‘Rookie Of The Week’ Award For Third Time This Season
Connor McMichael joins Capitals taxi squad
Alex Alexeyev Wins KHL Rookie Of The Week Award For Second Time
Axel Jonsson-Fjallby recalled for Hershey Bears Training Camp
Capitals prospect Tobias Geisser details his bout with COVID-19
Report: Capitals recall Damien Riat
OHL announces further delay in 2020-21 season
WHL delayers start of 2020-21 season
Alex Alexeyev scores two goals in first six minutes of game
Damien Riat Heating Up For Geneve-Servette of Swiss League
Report: Martin Hugo Has loaned to HC Benátky nad Jizerou in the Czech’s Chance League
Axel Jonsson-Fjallby scores third goal of the season for Vasterviks 
Aliaksei Protas wins KHL’s  “Rookie of the Week” award
The Ivy League’s Cancellation of the season leaves Mitchell Gibson in Tough Spot
Aliaksei Protas Sets Dinamo Minsk Franchise Record For Most Goals By a 19-year old
Hershey Bears Hire Emily Engel-Natke as Video Coach, Capitals Promote Jared Elenberger to video coordinator in Washington
The Ivy League Cancels 2020-21 Season, Leaves Mitchell Gibson in Tough Spot
Vitek Vanecek Remains Positive, Ready To Battle For Playing Time with Capitals
Martin Hugo Has Participates in Team Czech Republic U20 Camp
Connor McMichael, Hendrix Lapierre Invited to Team Canada Selection Camp
OHL Announces February 4 as new start date for 2020-21 season
AHL Announces February 5 As New Start Date For 2020-21 Season
Capitals Sign Hendrix Lapierre to Three-Year Deal
Bogdan Trineyev makes KHL debut
Axel Jonsson-Fjallby scores two goals and an assist for Vasterviks IK
Bobby Nardella Makes Debut For Djurgarden, Records First SHL Point
Capitals Re-sign Shane Gersich
Bogdan Trineyev – The First Interviews
Alex Alexeyev Scores First Career KHL Goal
Aliaksei Protas Ties Dinamo Minsk Franchiase Record For Most Goals by 19 year-old
Capitals Re-sign Lucas Johansen to one-year, two-way deal
Capitals Loan Bobby Nardella to Djurgardens of SHL
Capitals Tender Qualifying Offers to Jonas Siegenthaler, Shane Gersich
Washington Capitals Sign Daniel Sprong to Two-Year Deal
Washington Capitals Prospect Daniel Sprong Pre-selected For Dutch National Team
Washington Capitals Re-Sign Brian Pinho To Two-Year Deal
Washington Capitals Loan Axel Jonsson-Fjallby to Vasterviks IK 
Washington Capitals Loan Alex Alexeyev to KHL’s Salavat  Yulaev Ufa
Washington Capitals Loan Aliaksei Protas To KHL’s Dinamo Minsk
Washington Capitals Loan Damien Riat and Tobias Geisser to Europe Teams

Five-Year Development Projections For Washington Capitals Prospects
A look at Billet Family Life with Capitals Prospect Aliaksei Protas
The KHL Season is Rapidly Deteriorating Due to COVID-19. should Capitals Prospects Exit From League?
Connor McMichael on Alex Ovechkin: “I Was In Love With Just Watching Him Shoot The Puck”

2020 Training Camp
2020 Training Camp Roster
The Curious Case Of Capitals Prospect Damien Riat
Connor McMichael Could See Playing Time With Hershey Bears This Season
Scrimmage Recap: Team White Beats Team Red 4-0 – Schilling, van Riemsdyk, Snively and Oshie Score
Scrimmage Re-Cap: Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, Chara Score – Team White Beats Team Red 3-1
Capitals Announce Roster Cuts and Re-assignments
Capitals loan six players to Hershey Bears
Hendrix LaPierre on Meeting Idol Alex Ovechkin: “It Was Special To See Him And Shake His Hand”

2021 World Junior Championship
Connor McMichael Records Goal in Canada’s 5-0 Blanking Of Russia in Semi-Final
Connor McMichael records three points in Canada’s 16-2 over Germany
Connor McMichael named Alternate Captain for Team Canada
Capitals fan guide to past World Junior Championships
10 Test Positive For Covid-19 Upon Entry To Edmonton Bubble For World Junior Championship
Looking back at Alex Ovechkin’s 2003 World Junior Championship
Vegas Odds to win the 2021 World Junior Championship
Martin Hugo Has Survives First Cuts For Czech Republic
Capitals Prospect Connor McMichael selected For Team Canada Junior Team
Hendrix Lapierre released from Team Canada selection camp
Connor McMichael: “I Like The Pressure, I Think That’s When I Play My Best”
Team Canada Cleared to Return To Ice Following 14-Day Quarantine 
Martin Hugo Has Officially Invited To Czech Junior Team Selection Camp
Team Canada to undergo 14-day quarantine after two players test positive for COVID-19
Team Canada postpones third scrimmage after two players test positive for COVID-19
On loan for two weeks before returning to Czech Republic U20 camp, Martin Hugo Has is making an impact with HC Benátky 
Team White Downs Team Red In Second Team Canada Scrimmage
Connor McMichael and Hendrix Lapierre do battle in first Team Canada scrimmage
Connor McMichael: “We have a big opportunity in front of us to repeat”
Report From Day One Of Team Canada’s U20 Selection Camp
Connor McMichael and Hendrix Lapierre Report To Team Canada U20 Selection Camp
Martin Hugo Has Is Happy To Be Back At Work, Even If It’s Inside A Bubble

2020 NHL Entry Draft
Capitals Select Center Hendrix Lapierre with 22nd Overall Pick
A Closer Look At The Capitals First Round Pick: Hendrix Lapierre
Capitals Select Bogdan Trineyev with the 117th Overall Pick
A Closer Look At Capitals Draft Pick Bogdan Trineyev
Capitals Select Bear Hughes With 148th Pick In The Draft
A Closer Look At Capitals Draft Pick Bear Hughes
Capitals Select Goaltender Garin Bjorklund 179th Overall
A Closer Look At Capitals Draft Pick Garin Bjorklund
Capitals Select Forward Oskar Magnusson 211th Overall
A Closer Look At Capitals Draft Pick Oskar Magnusson

2019-2020 Pre-season Prospect Rankings
Top 20 Washington Capitals Prospects – 2020 Preseason 

2020 Capitals Summer Training Camp
Final 2020 Playoffs Roster
Brian Pinho Scores Goal, Assist, Leads Team Red to 2-1 Win Over Team Blue
Brian Pinho Primed For Training Camp and New Contract Extension
For Shane Gersich This Capitals Training Camp Will Be Critical For Continuing Capitals Career
Summer Training Camp (Phase 3) Roster Announced

2019-2020 Season

Assessing the Depth of the Washington Capitals Defensive Prospect Pool
Connor McMichael on Mike Vogel’s Breaking The Ice Podcast

2019-2020 Prospect Reviews And Forecasts
Damien Riat
Eric Florchuk
Tobias Geisser
Mitchell Gibson
Aliaksei Protas
Benton Maass
Connor McMichael
Alex Kannok-Leipert
Martin Hugo Has
Kristian Røykås-Marthinsen
Garrett Pilon
Brian Pinho
Bobby Nardella
Vitek Vanecek
Beck Malenstyn
Shane Gersich
Joe Snively
Axel Jonsson-Fjallby
Alex Alexeyev
Connor Hobbs
Martin Fehervary

2019-2020 Mid-Season Reports
Washington Capitals Mid-season Top-20 Prospect Rankings – January, 2020

Weekly Prospect Reports
Week 26 Report (03/09 – 03/15)
Week 25 Report (03/02 – 03/08)
Week 24 Report (02/24 – 03/01)
Week 23 Report (02/17 – 02/23)
Week 22 Report (02/10 – 02/16)
Week 21 Report (02/03 – 02/09)
Week 20 Report (01/27 – 02/02)
Week 19 Report (01/20 – 01/26)
Week 18 Report (01/13 – 01/19)
Week 17 Report (01/06 – 01/12)
Week 16 Report (12/30 – 01/5)
Week 15 Report (12/23 – 12/29)
Week 14 Report (12/16 – 12/22)
Week 13 Report (12/09 – 12/15)
Week 12 Report (12/02 – 12/08)
.Week 11 Report (11/25 – 12/1)
Week 10 Report (11/18 – 11/24)
Week 9 Report (11/11 – 11/17)
Week 8 Report (11/4 – 11/10)
Week 7 Report (10/28 – 11/3)
Week 6 Report (10/21 – 10/27)
Week 5 Report (10/14 – 10/20)
Week 4 Report (10/7 – 10/13)
Week 3 Report (9/30 – 10/6)
Week 2 Report (9/23 – 9/29)
Week 1 Report (9/16 – 9/22)

Monthly Prospect Reports
March – No Report (Play suspended)

Prospect Interviews
Martin Fehervary
Alexander Alexeyev
Beck Malenstyn
Riley Sutter
Joe Snively
Connor McMichael
Aliaksei Protas
Mitchell Gibson
Riley Sutter

2020 IIHF World Junior Championship
Connor McMichael Scores In Team Canada’s 6-4 Win Over Team USA; Martin Hugo Has, Czech Republic Beat Russia
Martin Hugo Has Records Three Points In Czech Republic’s 4-3 Loss To Germany
Connor McMichael scores in Team Canada’s 6-1 Win Over Team Slovakia in Quarterfinals
Connor McMichael Scores 4th Goal of Tournament, Canada Beats Finland 5-0, Advances to Face Russia
Connor McMichael, Canada Rally To Beat Russia And Win Gold

Stories From The Season
Connor McMichael Named OHL Player Of The Week (09/30/2019)
Connor McMichael Named OHL Player Of The Week (11/04/2019)

2019 Training Camp
2019 Training Camp Roster
Game 1 – Prospect Review – Blackhawks At Capitals (09/16/2019)
Game 2 – Prospect Review – Blues At Capitals (09/18/2019)
Roster Cuts – First Round (09/19/2019)
Roster Cuts – Second Round (09/21/2019)
Roster Cuts – Third Round (09/28/2019)
Capitals waive three players (09/30/2019)

2019 Prospect Tournament
2019 Prospect Tournament Preview – Players to Watch
Washington Capitals Roster and Schedule for 2019 Prospect Tournament
Game 1: Washington Capitals 10, Carolina Hurricanes 3 (09/07/2019)
Game 2: Nashville Predators 3, Washington Capitals 2 (OT) (09/08/2019)
Game 3: Tampa Bay Lightning 7, Washington Capitals 2 (09/10/2019)

2019 Preseason Rankings
Washington Capitals Top-20 Prospects: 2019 Pre-season Rankings

2019 Development Camp
2019 Development Camp Roster
Notes from 2019 Development Camp scrimmage

2018-2019 SEASON

Top 20 Ranking Of Capitals Prospects For 2019 (Pre-Draft and Development Camp)
Hershey Bears Report Cards: Player Grades for the 2018-2019 Season

2018-2019 Prospect Reviews And Forecasts
Benton Maass
Martin Fehervary
Eric Florchuk
Kristian Roykas-Marthinsen
Axel Jonsson-Fjällby
Sebastian Walfridsson
Riley Sutter
Beck Malenstyn
Vitek Vanecek
Brian Pinho
Kody Clark
Garrett Pilon
Liam O’Brien
Riley Barber
Connor Hobbs
Shane Gersich
Tyler Lewington
Damien Riat
Tobias Geisser
Ilya Samsonov
Nathan Walker
Lucas Johansen
Parker Milner
Alexander Alexeyev
Joe Snively
Alex Kannok-Leipert

2018-2019 Monthly Prospect Reports
October, 2018
November, 2018
December, 2018
January, 2019
February, 2019
March, 2019

Season Reports
Recap of Washington Capitals prospects play at 2019 World Junior Championship

2018 Training Camp
2018 Training Camp Roster
Preseason Game 1: Prospect Report Card: Capitals at Bruins (09/16/2018)
Preseason Game 2: Prospect Report Card: Bruins at Capitals (09/18/2018)
Roster Cuts – First Round – (09/19/2018)
Preseason Game 3: Prospect Report Card: Capitals @ Canadiens (09/20/2018)
Preseason Game 4: Prospect Report Card: Capitals @ Hurricanes (09/21/2018)
Roster Cuts – Second Round – (09/22/2018)
Preseason Game 5: Prospect Report Card: Capitals @ Blues (09/25/2018)
Roster Cuts – Third Round – (09/26/2018)
Roster Cuts – Fourth Round – (09/27/2018)
Roster Cuts – Fifth Round – (09/28/2018)

2018 Prospect Showcase
Game 1: Nashville Predators 5, Washington Capitals 4
Game 2: Washington Capitals 5, Tampa Bay Lightning 0
Game 2: Player Analysis
Game 3: Washington Capitals 8, Nashville Predators 5

TOP 30 Prospects: 2018 Preseason Rankings
Washington Capitals Top 30 Prospects: 2018 Pre-season Rankings (1-15)
Washington Capitals Top 30 Prospects: 2018 Pre-season Rankings (16-30)

2017-2018 SEASON

2017-2018 Prospect Reviews and Forecasts
Pheonix Copley
Shane Gersich
Tobias Geisser
Garrett Pilon
Travis Boyd
Lucas Johansen
Jonas Siegenthaler
Axel Jonsson-Fjallby
Connor Hobbs
Nathan Walker
Vitek Vanecek
Brian Pinho
Kristian Roykas Marthinsen
Chase Priskie
Beck Malenstyn
Benton Maass
Colby Williams
Sebastian Walffridsson
Tyler Lewington
Riley Sutter

2017-2018 Monthly Prospect Reports
March, 2018
February, 2018
January, 2018
December, 2017
November, 2017
October, 2017