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A Deep Dive into the Caps' 2019-20 Schedule

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Last week we learned that the Caps will open the 2019-20 season in St. Louis on Oct. 2 when they face the Blues in a battle of the last two Stanley Cup champions, and the NHL also released the date of Washington's home opener, on Oct. 5 against Carolina. Today, the league unveils the full schedule for '19-20, and we get our first look at the Capitals' entire 82-game slate for the upcoming season.

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Capitals Announce 2019-20 Regular-Season Schedule

Club begins season at St. Louis on Oct. 2; hosts Carolina in home opener on Oct. 5

by Washington Capitals @capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

ARLINGTON, Va. - The National Hockey League today announced the 2019-20 regular-season schedule for its 31 member clubs. The Washington Capitals will open the season at Enterprise Center on Oct. 2 against the St. Louis Blues, who will raise their first Stanley Cup banner. The Capitals home opener will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 vs. the Carolina Hurricanes at 7 p.m. at Capital One Arena.

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Brooks Orpik Announces Retirement After 15 NHL Seasons

The two-time Stanley Cup Champion skated in 1,035 regular-season NHL games

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

Brooks Orpik has announced his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL) after 15 seasons.

Born in San Francisco, California, but raised in Amherst, New York, the steady defenceman was a well-respected teammate and leader with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals over the course of his career - a journey that saw him total 194 points over his 1,035 regular-season games.

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2019 Washington Capitals Development Camp Guide

The Washington Capitals will host their 2019 Prospect Development Camp from June 25 to June 29, 2019 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The Washington Capitals will host their 2019 Prospect Development Camp from June 25 to June 29, 2019 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. All on-ice sessions are free and open to the public.

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Caps Add Three Players to Stable on Second Day of '19 Draft

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

A day after picking up a forward in the first round of the NHL Draft for the first time in five years, the Caps stayed up front with their next two picks. Washington reeled in center Brett Leason with its second-round pick, then engineered a deal with New Jersey for a third-round pick to take Leason's junior teammate, center Aliaksei Protas late in the third round.

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Capitals Make Three Selections on Second Day of 2019 NHL Draft

Capitals selected right wing Brett Leason (56th overall), center Aliaksei Protas (91st overall) and defenseman Martin Has (153rd overall) on the second day of the 2019 NHL Draft

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The Washington Capitals selected right wing Brett Leason (56th overall), center Aliaksei Protas (91st overall) and defenseman Martin Has (153rd overall) on the second day of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. On Friday, the Capitals selected center Connor McMichael with the 25th overall selection in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft.

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Brett Leason Recipient Of 2019 E.J. McGuire Award Of Excellence

Brett Leason, the 25th ranked North American skater picked 56th by the Washington Capitals for the 2019 NHLDraft™ presented by adidas, has been awarded the annual E.J. McGuire Award of Excellence

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

Brett Leason, the 25th ranked North American skater picked 56th by the Washington Capitals for the 2019 NHLDraft™ presented by adidas, has been awarded the annual E.J. McGuire Award of Excellence, the National Hockey League announced today

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Caps Add Connor McMichael in 1st Round of '19 Draft

Washington chooses goal-scoring London Knights pivot with 25th overall pick in NHL Draft

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

It's been a while, but the Caps have added some first-round forward talent to the prospect pipeline for the first time in half a decade. With the 25th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, the Capitals chose center Connor McMichael of the OHL's London Knights. Longtime Caps captain and former Washington coach Dale Hunter is the bench boss in London, where Caps defenseman John Carlson also played his junior hockey.

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Capitals Select Connor McMichael in the First Round of the 2019 NHL Draft

The Washington Capitals selected center Connor McMichael with the 25th overall selection in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The Washington Capitals selected center Connor McMichael with the 25th overall selection in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft on Friday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

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Capitals Announce Home Opener for 2019-20 Season

Washington's home opener set for October 5

by Washington Capitals @capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, today announced the club's season and home opener for the 2019-20 season. Washington will open the season at Enterprise Center on Oct. 2 against the St. Louis Blues, who will raise their first Stanley Cup banner. The Capitals home opener will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 vs. the Carolina Hurricanes at 7 p.m. at Capital One Arena.

 

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