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Dave Prior
Washington Capitals - Goaltending Coach
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Dave Prior has spent 11 seasons with the Capitals organization working with the team’s goaltenders as well as goalie prospects throughout the minor-league system. Since his arrival, Washington goalies have posted three of the four lowest team goals against averages in club history. Under Prior's tutelage, Capitals goalie Olie Kolzig captured the 1999-00 Vezina Trophy.

Before joining the Capitals’ coaching staff, Prior worked as a goaltending coach for the Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, San Jose Sharks and Winnipeg Jets. He has also gained international experience mentoring goalies on the German National Team.

Before his NHL coaching days began, the native of Guelph, Ontario spent seven years working with the NHL Central Scouting Bureau.
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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp