ARLINGTON, VA. – Twenty-two Washington Capitals prospects, including eight of the 10 selections from last month’s NHL Draft, will participate in the team’s annual development camp from July 9-14 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. The camp, which features recent Capitals draft picks, select rookie players and other prospects, includes on- and off-ice workouts as well as scrimmages.
Among the confirmed participants are Capitals first-round draft picks Filip Forsberg (11th overall in 2012) and Tom Wilson (16th overall in 2012). Four participants – Barry Almeida, David Civitarese, Cameron Schilling and T.J. Syner – played for the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears during the 2011-12 season. Two players from last season’s development camp played for the Capitals in 2011-12 (Dmitry Orlov and Cody Eakin).
All development camp on-ice workouts, which will include multiple scrimmages, are open to the public. The off-ice workouts are closed to the public. Camp concludes with a scrimmage on Saturday, July 14, at 10 a.m. Fan Fest that day will also include autograph sessions, interactive games, street hockey, a free public skate, the team’s annual equipment sale and an appearance from newly acquired center Mike Ribeiro, who will sign autographs for fans from 10 – 11 a.m.
Capitals Summer Development Camp On Ice Schedule
Monday, July 9Group A on ice at 9 a.m.; Group B on ice at 10:45 a.m.; Scrimmage at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, July 10Group A on ice at 9 a.m.; Group B on ice at 10:45 a.m.; Scrimmage at 2:45 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11Group A on ice at 8:50 a.m.; Group B on ice at 10:50 a.m.
Thursday, July 12Group B on ice at 9:15 a.m.; Group A on ice at 10:45 a.m.; Scrimmage at 3 p.m.
Friday, July 13Scrimmage at 9:45 a.m.
Saturday, July 14Scrimmage at 10 a.m.
Media Availability: Media are invited to attend all on-ice sessions of development camp and will have access to players following the final workouts or scrimmages of the day as the players come off the ice (players not on the ice for the afternoon workouts will be brought to the interview area upon request). Because of space limitations the entire locker room area will be closed to the media throughout development camp. Please contact the Capitals media relations department regarding any other interview requests.
Capitals Summer Development Camp Media Availability Schedule
Monday, July 9Group A & Group B at 4 p.m. (approximately)
Tuesday, July 10Group A & Group B at 4:15 p.m. (approximately)
Wednesday, July 11Group A at 12:15 p.m.; Group B at 12:30 p.m. (approximately)
Thursday, July 12Group A & Group B at 4:15 p.m. (approximately)
Friday, July 13Group A & Group B at 11:15 a.m. (approximately)
Saturday, July 14Mike Ribeiro at 11:15 a.m.; Group A & Group B at 12:30 p.m. (approximately)