Caps announce development camp schedule, roster

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The hockey-starved get a reprieve next week when the Capitals host their annual rookie development camp at Kettler Iceplex. The dates run from July 9 to July 14 with practices and/or scrimmages every day. It will also be the first chance for local fans to check out 2012 first-round draft picks Filip Forsberg and Tom Wilson. Stan Galiev, one of the organization’s more intriguing prospects, will be there, too.

New Caps center Mike Ribeiro will meet fans and sign autographs at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday before the final scrimmage. Interested to get a look at Cam Schilling, the defenseman signed out of Miami (Ohio) University in the spring. He fared well for AHL Hershey in his first pro experience. Two players from last year’s camp (Dmitry Orlov and the since-traded Cody Eakin) participated last summer and saw ice time with Washington.

In the past Nicklas Backstrom, Marcus Johansson, Karl Alzner, Braden Holtby and John Carlson have all done the same, among other. Evgeny Kuznetsov was here and is now one of the world’s top prospects at age 19 – though signed with his KHL club for the next two seasons. Forsberg is still just 17 so he won’t arrive as quickly as some of those others. Wilson, a huge physical presence, still has a raw skillset. He will need some time, too.

Not to play the role of Debbie Downer here, but it’s possible this will be the last competitive environment for the organization for a while given the uncertain status of the NHL’s collective bargaining negotiations. Might be a good idea to get out of the summer heat and check out some of these prospects. Attendance has been impressive for several years now, especially on the final Saturday, which includes a Fan Fest and the annual equipment sale. From the team’s release, here’s the schedule and the tentative roster.


Capitals Summer Development Camp Media Availability Schedule

Monday, July 9            Group A & Group B at 4 p.m. (approximately)

Tuesday, July 10         Group A & Group B at 4:15 p.m. (approximately)

Wednesday, July 11    Group A at 12:15 p.m.; Group B at 12:30 p.m. (approximately)

Thursday, July 12        Group A & Group B at 4:15 p.m. (approximately)

Friday, July 13             Group A & Group B at 11:15 a.m. (approximately)

Saturday, July 14         Mike Ribeiro at 11:15 a.m.; Group A & Group B at 12:30 p.m. (approximately)

2012 Washington Capitals Development Camp

July 9-14 * Kettler Capitals Iceplex * Arlington, Va.


No.      Name                                 Pos.        Ht.        Wt.     Birthdate      2011-12 Team                                           Acquired

17       Chandler Stephenson     LW         5’11”    190     4/22/94          Regina (WHL)                                            Draft ’12

24       Riley Barber                     RW         5’11”    194     2/7/94            USNDTP (USHL)                                       Draft ’12

28       Jaynen Rissling                D             6’4”      223     9/21/93          Calgary (WHL)                                          Draft ’12

38       Garrett Haar                     D             5’11”    190     8/16/93          W. Michigan University (NCAA)            Draft ‘11

39       Filip Forsberg                    C             6’1”      188     8/13/94          Leksand (SWE-2)                                      Draft ’12

40       Steffen Soberg                 G             5’11”    187     8/6/93            Manglerud (Norway)                                Draft ‘11

43       Tom Wilson                      RW         6’3”      205     3/29/94          Plymouth (OHL)                                        Draft ’12

45       Cameron Schilling           D             6’2”      182     10/7/88          Miami Univ. (NCAA)/Hershey (AHL)   FA ’12

49       Stanislav Galiev               RW         6’1”      186     1/17/92          Saint John (QMJHL)                                 Draft ’10

51       Patrick Koudys                D             6’2”      198     11/15/92       RPI (NCAA)                                               Draft ‘11

53       Travis Boyd                      C/RW     5’10”    185     9/14/93          Univ. of Minnesota (NCAA)                   Draft ’11

54       Greg Burke                        LW         6’3”      205     5/1/90            New Hampshire (NCAA)                         Draft ’08

56       Patrick Wey                      D             6’2”      205     3/21/91          Boston College (NCAA)                           Draft ’09

58       Connor Carrick                D             5’11”    187     4/13/94          USNDTP (USHL)                                       Draft ’12

59       Christian Djoos                D             5’11”    158     8/6/94            Brynas Jr. (SWE-Jr.)                                  Draft ’12

62       Thomas Di Pauli              LW         5’11”    188     4/29/94          USNDTP (USHL)                                       Draft ’12

72       Caleb Herbert                   C             5’10      185     10/12/91       Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)      Draft ’10

78       Brandon Anderson          G             5’11”    170     7/13/92          Brandon (WHL)                                        FA ’10

79       David Civitarese              C/RW     6’2”      204     6/25/89          Colorado Col. (NCAA)/Hershey (AHL)FA ’12

84       T.J. Syner                          C/LW     5’9”      173     10/13/88       U. of Mass. (NCAA)/Hershey (AHL)     FA ’12

96       Taylor Stefishen              LW         6’0”      185     8/15/90          University of Calgary (CIS)                     Trade ‘11

98       Barry Almeida                 LW         5’8”      183     11/20/88       Boston Col. (NCAA)/Hershey (AHL)    FA ’12

* Roster and schedule subject to change


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