PROSPECTS

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.


2020-2021 Season

Features
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”

Monthly Prospect Reports
September – Aliaksei Protas, Alex Alexeyev, Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, Damien Riat, Tobias Geisser
October – Aliaksei Protas, Alex Alexeyev, Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, Damien Riat, Tobias Geisser, Bobby Nardella, Hendrix Lapierre, Bogdan Trineyev, Daniel Carr and Oskar Magnusson.

2021 World Junior Championship
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

2020-2021 Season Prospect News
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 Frnachise 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

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)
February
January
December
November
October

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
Ilya-Samsonov
Riley-Barber
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

CURRENT ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACTS