One player vying for a potential spot is Christian Djoos, a 23-year-old defenseman from Gothenberg, Sweden. Drafted with the Capitals’ 195 th-overall pick in the 2012 draft, Djoos has progressed from a late-round draft pick to a potential gem. With 13 goals and 45 assists, Djoos finished third among defensemen in the AHL with 58 points. But the Hershey Bear compiled the points with efficiency. Djoos averaged 0.38 primary assists per game, the second-highest average among AHL defensemen. And while Djoos ranked 119 th among defensemen in the AHL with 1.29 shots per game, his 13 goals were tied for 11 th in the AHL.
The Capitals will officially open their 2017-18 NHL training camp on Friday, Sept. 15, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. All Capitals players, coaches and management will be available to the media. There are three practice sessions scheduled that day (Group White at 9:30 a.m., Group Red at 11 a.m. and Group Blue at 12:30 p.m.). Players will be available to the media at the conclusion of their on- and off-ice sessions. The complete training camp schedule and roster will be announced on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Similar to previous years, Kettler Capitals Iceplex will be closed to the media on Thursday, Sept. 14 - the day Capitals veterans conduct physicals and off-ice testing.
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