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Capitals Prospect Alexander Suzdalev Records First Career WHL Hat Trick

Photo: Regina Pats Washington Capitals prospect Alexander Suzdalev continues to have an outstanding rookie campaign in the Western Hockey League (WHL), his first season in North America. Suzdalev, who has pulled off numerous highlight reels goals so far this season, … Continue reading

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Connor McMichael Prepares For World Juniors, Vitek Vanecek Continues Strong Play: Week 14 Prospect Recap

Welcome to the week 14 Washington Capitals prospect report. The following includes a summary of game action and news that occurred between December 16 and December 22, 2019. (Reminder: you can always access all of our prospect news and analysis in … Continue reading

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Riley Sutter: “ I’ve Been Waiting For That Day For A While”

Photos: Caroline O’Connor/Hershey Bears/Great Save Productions To say that Washington Capitals’ prospect Riley Sutter comes from a hockey family would be a significant understatement. In fact, for many, the Sutter family just may be hockey’s royal family. But for Riley, he’s looking to … Continue reading

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Capitals Prospect Brett Leason Not Discouraged By Slow Start In Hershey

“It was definitely a motivating piece of my life, getting passed over, realizing my dream could be coming to an end all of a sudden,” Brett Leason said in an interview with SportsNet last week in Toronto. The Capitals second … Continue reading

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Brett Leason: Giving The Capitals Prospect Pool A New ‘Leason’ Life

Brett Leason was drafted by the Capitals in the second round (#56 overall) of the 2019 NHL Entry Level Draft back in June, and signed a three-year entry-level contract for $750,000 average annual value (AAV) following Capitals Development cap on July 11th. … Continue reading

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Review Of Connor McMichael’s Play in the 2019 World Junior Summer Showcase

Photo: Team Canada Connor McMichael, the Washington Capitals first round draft pick in the 2019 NHL entry draft (#25 overall) spent the past week playing for Team Canada in the 2019 World Junior Summer Showcase held in Plymouth, Michigan. The week-long … Continue reading

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Prized Prospect Preview: A Pre-season Look At Connor McMichael

Photo: Washington Capitals The Washington Capitals fully understand the importance of strength down the middle, as for many seasons, the team had a revolving door to try and support franchise pivot Nicklas Backstrom. It wasn’t until the arrival of Evgeny … Continue reading

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Shane Gersich Will Look To “Zero In” And “Lock it Down” This Season

There was plenty of buzz surrounding Shane Gersich in the spring of 2018. He had just signed a deal with the Washington Capitals immediately following the conclusion of his junior year at the University of North Dakota, and subsequently joined the … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Top-20 Prospects: 2019 Pre-Season Rankings

The top 20 Capitals prospect list has been updated to reflect the departure of players due to free agency (Riley Barber, Nathan Walker, Aaron Ness, Jayson, etc.), additional film review and analysis and performance at the 2019 Capitals Development Camp. … Continue reading

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Staying Healthy Will Be Top Priority For Alexander Alexeyev: An Examination Of His Injuries Over The Past Three Seasons

The rigors of an NHL schedule may be one of the most physically demanding tests in all of sports. The wear-and-tear of a hockey season can only be likened to that of an NFL campaign, but with five times as … Continue reading

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