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One-on-One with Brooks Orpik

Shortly after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Tuesday, Brooks Orpik chatted with Dump 'n Chase one final time

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Hours after announcing his retirement from the NHL, Caps defenseman Brooks Orpik held court for the local media in a short press conference. After that, he granted a handful of one-on-one interviews, including this one with Dump 'n Chase. As always, we are grateful for Orpik's time and his candor, and we wish him all the best in everything that comes up next in his life.

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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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#CapsDevCamp Diary: Brett Leason

Washington Capitals prospects share their experience from 2019 Development Camp, starting with second-round draft pick Brett Leason

by Brett Leason @bleason7 / WashingtonCaps.com

My last few days have been a dream come true.

After I was selected by Washington, my emotions were high. It's always been a lifelong dream to be drafted in the NHL, and I'm just really excited to be a Capital. Seeing my parents and my girlfriend after my name got called was an emotional embrace, they have always been supportive of me since day one and they were the first people I wanted to thank. As soon as I walked into the family lounge in Vancouver and spotted them, I could tell how proud they were. It was a really special feeling and it's something I'll never forget.

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Orpik Calls it a Career

Nineteen years and one day after he was drafted in the first round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Caps defenseman Brooks Orpik announces his retirement from the NHL

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Nineteen years ago yesterday, Brooks Orpik began his NHL journey when the Pittsburgh Penguins called out his name in the first round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft in Calgary. The Pens used the No. 18 pick overall to select Orpik, a 19-year-old blueliner who had just finished his sophomore season at Boston College.

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A Deep Dive into the Caps' 2019-20 Schedule

The NHL released the 2019-20 regular season schedules for each of its 31 teams on Tuesday, and we've got an in-depth look at Washington's 82-game slate

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

Washington made a pair of trades to turn quantity into quality, choosing three more players on Saturday to fill out its 2019 draft class

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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