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Capitals Announce Rookie Camp Schedule

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. – The 2013 Washington Capitals Rookie Camp will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 4 and will run through Monday, Sept. 9, when the Capitals rookies face off against the Philadelphia Flyers’ rookies at 3 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.


All on-ice workouts at Kettler Capitals Iceplex are open to the public and free of charge. Select participants in rookie camp will be invited to join veteran players in training camp, which begins Thursday, Sept. 12 (first on-ice session). Like rookie camp, all training camp on-ice workouts are open to the public.


Among the Capitals rookies scheduled to participate in the camp will be Tom Wilson, Andre Burakovsky, Nate Schmidt and Connor Carrick. A complete roster will be released at a later date.


Washington Capitals Rookie Camp Schedule


Day                                         Time                                                    Event

Wednesday, Sept. 4                 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.                          Practice (Capitals Rink)

Thursday, Sept. 5                     10 a.m. – 11 a.m.                                 On-ice testing (Arlington Rink)

                                                11 a.m. – 12 p.m.                                Practice (Capitals Rink)

Friday, Sept. 6                         10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.                            Practice (Capitals Rink)

Saturday, Sept. 7                      10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.                            Practice (Capitals Rink)

Sunday, Sept. 8                        10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.                            Practice (Capitals Rink)

Monday, Sept. 9                      3 p.m.                                                  Game vs. Philadelphia Flyers’ rookies                        


Note: Head coach Adam Oates and players will be made available to the media following the on-ice session. Please make player requests to a member of the Caps media relations staff.

Upcoming Capitals Events

Thursday, Sept. 4         Start of Capitals Rookie Camp (first on-ice session) at Kettler Capitals Iceplex

Monday, Sept. 9          Capitals Rookies host Flyers Rookies at Kettler Capitals Iceplex

Thursday, Sept. 12       Start of NHL training camp (first on-ice session) at Kettler Capitals Iceplex

Tuesday, Sept. 17       Baltimore Hockey Classic (vs. Boston Bruins) at Baltimore Arena

Thursday, Sept. 19       Caps Alumni Game at Kettler Capitals Iceplex

Saturday, Sept. 21        2013 Capitals Convention, presented by GEICO, at Washington Convention Center

Tuesday, Oct. 1           Season opener versus the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center

Thursday, Oct. 3          Home opener versus the Calgary Flames at Verizon Center

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