2013 WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Kettler Capitals Iceplex • Arlington, Virginia
July 8-13, 2013
CAPITALS DEVELOPMENT CAMP NOTES
The Washington Capitals will host the 2013 Prospect Development Camp from July 8-13 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
Capitals development camp is an annual week-long summer session with on- and off-ice workouts designed to help Capitals prospects improve their games and allow the Capitals to evaluate their progress. This is the seventh straight year that the camp is being held at Kettler Capitals Iceplex; past development camps have been held in Odenton, Md., and Hershey, Pa.
All on-ice sessions, including the four intrasquad games, are free and open to the public.
Attendees include Capitals prospects who are under contract and recent Capitals draft picks who have not been signed yet. In addition, several undrafted and free agent amateur players will be in attendance. The full roster of players, including invitees, will be available on the first day of camp (July 8).
The Capitals will host Fan Fest on Saturday, July 13. In addition to the scrimmage, Fan Fest will feature the team’s annual equipment sale and autograph sessions with Capitals defenseman Steven Oleksy and other Capitals prospects as well as a special free open skate.
Media information – Head coach Adam Oates and players will be made available to the media following the final on-ice session of each day (approximate times listed to the right). Players not in the group that is on the ice for the final session will be brought to the interview area upon request. Due to space constraints, the Capitals locker room is closed to the media for the duration of camp.Please make player requests to a member of the Capitals’ media relations staff.
For the full camp guide and roster, CLICK HERE.
Monday, July 8
9:00 a.m.: Team White on ice (testing)
10:45 a.m.: Team Red on ice (testing)
2:30 p.m.: Team White on ice
3:30 p.m.: Team White media avail.
4:00 p.m.: Team Red on ice
5:00 p.m.: Team Red media avail.
5:15 p.m.: Adam Oates media avail.
Tuesday, July 9
9:15 a.m.: Team Red on ice
10:15 a.m.: Team Red media avail.
10:50 a.m.: Team White on ice
11:50 a.m.: Team White media avail.
Wednesday, July 10
9:00 a.m.: Team Red on ice
10:30 a.m.: Team White on ice
3:45 p.m.: Intrasquad scrimmage
5:15 p.m.: Media availability
Thursday, July 11
9:00 a.m.: Team White on ice
10:00 a.m.: Team Red on ice
3:00 p.m.: Intrasquad scrimmage
4:30 p.m.: Media availability
Friday, July 12
11:00 a.m.: Intrasquad scrimmage
12:30 p.m.: Media availability
Saturday, July 13
Capitals Fan Fest
10:00 a.m.: Intrasquad scrimmage
1:00 p.m.: Media availability
*All practice times and media availability sessions are approximate and subject to change.
Quick studies – Two players who attended last summer’s development camp ended up playing for the Capitals in 2012-13. Cameron Schilling (one game) and Tom Wilson (three playoff games) each made their NHL debuts with Washington last season. Those two and four others –Barry Almeida, Stanislav Galiev, Nate Schmidt and T.J. Syner– appeared in games for the Hershey Bears of the AHL. Eight players from last summer’s development camp played for the 2013 Kelly Cup-winning Reading Royals, Washington’s ECHL affiliate: Almeida, Brandon Anderson, David Civitarese, Galiev, Sergey Kostenko, Syner, David Vallorani and Scott Wietecha.
Age differential – Similar to an NHL roster, there is some age disparity between those attending camp this week. Recently drafted Brian Pinho (born May 11, 1995) is the youngest roster player attending camp while Patrick Wey (born March 21, 1990) is the oldest.