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Capitals Single Game Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday, June 28
Washington Capitals single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season will go on sale Wednesday, June 28, at 10 a.m. at 1-800-745-3000, on WashingtonCaps.com, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and at all local Ticketmaster outlets, including the Verizon Center box office.
Caps Today, 6/27/17
The Washington Capitals begin their 2017 Prospect Development Camp today at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
Caps Today, 6/26/17
Riley Barber attended last summer’s development camp and appeared in three games with the Capitals in 2016-17.
Washington Capitals 2017 Development Camp Guide
The Washington Capitals will host their 2017 Prospect Development Camp from June 27 to July 1, 2017 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
Capitals Make Four Selections in 2017 NHL Draft
The Washington Capitals selected defenseman Tobias Geisser (120th overall), defenseman Sebastian Walfridsson (151st overall), defenseman Benton Maass (182nd overall) and left wing Kristian Roykas Marthinsen (213th) on the second day of the 2017 NHL Draft, held Saturday at United Center in Chicago, Ill.
Caps Today, 6/24/17
Rounds 2-7 of the 2017 NHL Draft begin today at 10 a.m. ET at United Center in Chicago and will be televised on NHL Network
Capitals Re-sign T.J. Oshie
Brian MacLellan will be available to media during first round of NHL Draft at United Center
Caps Today, 6/23/17
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, who was drafted by Washington in the first round, first overall, in the 2004 NHL Draft, ranks first among players drafted in 2004 in goals (558), points (1,035) and games played (921).
Capitals Announce 2017-18 Regular-Season Schedule
The National Hockey League today announced the 2017-18 regular-season schedule for its 31 member clubs. The Washington Capitals will open the season against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday, Oct. 5, with the first home game of the campaign set for Saturday, Oct. 7, against the Montreal Canadiens at 7 p.m. at Verizon Center.
Capitals Re-sign Christian Djoos
The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Christian Djoos to a two-year, $1.3 million contract.
Statement from Brian MacLellan on Nate Schmidt
The Washington Capitals Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian MacLellan issued the following statement today on Nate Schmidt, who was selected by the Las Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL Expansion Draft.
Caps Today, 6/21/17
Braden Holtby is one of three finalists for the Vezina Trophy at tonight’s NHL Awards in Las Vegas.
Capitals Announce Home Opener for 2017-18 Season
The Washington Capitals, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, today announced the club’s home opener for the 2017-18 season will be on Saturday, Oct. 7 vs. the Montreal Canadiens at 7 p.m. at Verizon Center.
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation Announces 2017 Tom Newman Memorial Trophy Recipient
Ben Stanley, a Washington-Lee High School graduate, was recently named Better Sports Club of Arlington’s 2017 Tom Newman Memorial Trophy winner. Stanley will receive a $1,000 scholarship funded by Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation.
Caps Today, 6/20/17
Sixteen players who played for the Capitals in 2016-17 were originally drafted by Washington.
Capitals to Host Blood Drive July 15 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex
The Washington Capitals and Inova Blood Donor Services will host a blood drive on Saturday, July 15, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. Appointments are required.
Washington Capitals 2017 NHL Draft Guide
The Washington Capitals hold four picks in the 2017 NHL Draft, which begins on Friday, June 23 at United Center in Chicago.
Ross Mahoney Conference Call
The Washington Capitals will host a conference call with assistant general manager Ross Mahoney on Monday at 3 p.m. ET.
Caps Today, 6/15/17
The Capitals acquired Tyler Graovac from the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
Capitals Acquire Tyler Graovac from Minnesota
The Washington Capitals have acquired center Tyler Graovac from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft
Caps Today, 6/14/17
MSE Foundation donated $12,000 to the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club this year and has donated $187,400 to them since 2003.
T.J. Oshie to Raise Awareness and Funds to Fight Alzheimer’s on The Longest Day June 21
Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie will participate in the Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day campaign on Wednesday, June 21. Oshie will participate in honor of his father, Tim Oshie, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2012.
Caps Today, 6/13/17
A Salute to the Military Night auction presented by MSE Foundation in March raised more than $56,000 for Our Military Kids and United Heroes League.
Caps Today, 6/12/17
Courage Caps, a MSE Foundation initiative presented by Telos, raised more than $148,000 for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).
Caps Today, 6/8/17
In December of 2016, the Washington Capitals visited patients at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital as a team.
Capitals Announce 2017-18 Preseason Schedule
The Washington Capitals have released their 2017-18 preseason schedule.
Caps Today, 6/7/17
In 2016 Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin partnered with Papa John’s on Ovechkin’s Wish Special, a special pizza offer to raise money for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic
Capitals Braden Holtby, Mystics Natasha Cloud and Ivory Latta to Participate in Capital Pride Parade June 10
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby and Mystics players Natasha Cloud and Ivory Latta will participate in the Capital Pride Alliance’s 2017 Capital Pride Parade presented by Marriot International, on Saturday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. in Washington, D.C.
Caps Today, 6/6/17
The Washington Capitals hosted a Hockey Fights Cancer skate with Flashes of Hope, Hope for Henry, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in November.
Trotz Family, MSE Foundation Volunteers Visit Fort Dupont for Service Project
Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz, wife Kim and children Nolan and Shalan, joined more than 100 Caps fans to participate in a Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation (MSE Foundation) service project to help spruce up Fort Dupont Ice Arena in Southeast Washington, D.C., on June 3.
Tuesday, June 27
Capitals Fan Fest
9 a.m.: Defense on ice (Public rink)
9 a.m.: Forwards on ice (Capitals rink)
2:15 p.m.: Goalies on ice (Capitals rink)
3 p.m.: All players on ice (Capitals rink)
4 p.m. Media availability
5:30 p.m.: Capitals prospects at Fan Fest
7:00 p.m.: Caps Alumni Exhibition
Postgame: Caps Alumni media availability
Wednesday, June 28
11 a.m.: On-ice testing (Public rink)
11 a.m.: Goalies on ice (Capitals rink)
12 p.m.: All players on ice (Capitals rink)
1 p.m.: Media availability
5 p.m.: Capitals Kids Clinic (Capitals rink)
Thursday, June 29
9:15 a.m.: Defense and goalies on ice (Capitals rink)
9:15 a.m.: Forwards on ice (Public rink)
10 a.m.: All players on ice (Capitals rink)
11 a.m.: Media availability
Friday, June 30
10:15 a.m.: Defense and goalies on ice (Capitals rink)
10:15 a.m.: Forwards and goalies on ice (Public rink)
11:15 a.m.: All players on ice (Capitals rink)
12:15 p.m.: Media availability
Saturday, July 1
10 a.m.: Intrasquad scrimmage
12 p.m.: Media availability
Development Camp Guide
The 2017 Washington Capitals Development Guide can be found here.
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