The 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals will begin their 2018-19 Training Camp at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Friday, Sept. 14, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Training camp will last 19 days with the NHL regular season beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 3. This marks the Capitals' 12th training camp at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, the Metro-accessible, inside-the-Beltway practice facility that features two NHL-sized rinks. All on-ice sessions will be open to the public and free of charge.
The training camp roster will be broken up into three squads (Teams Red, White and Blue) and their schedules will vary. Players will be available to the media at the conclusion of their on-and off-ice sessions (approximate times are listed below). Those media members seeking specific players should check with the Capitals media relations department in advance for the best time to gain access to individuals as it will likely change daily. Head coach Todd Reirden will be made available to the media following the final on-ice session of each day. All Capitals practice sessions are open to approved members of the media.
The Capitals complete training camp roster and schedule through the first week is listed below. The roster must be trimmed to 23 players by Tuesday, Oct. 2. Unlike other professional sports, there is no mandatory schedule for making roster cuts.
Similar to previous years, MedStar Capitals Iceplex will be closed to the media on Thursday, Sept. 13 - the day Capitals veterans conduct physicals and off-ice testing. The Capitals will hold Media Day on Sept. 14. All Capitals players, coaches and management will be available to the media. There are three practice sessions scheduled that day (Group White at 9:30 a.m., Group Red at 11:10 a.m. and Group Blue at 12:40 p.m.). Players will be available to the media at the conclusion of their on-and off-ice sessions.
Information regarding the full Training Camp roster, player groupings and a week-long schedule can be viewed by clicking here.