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Twenty-two Capitals Prospects to Attend Summer Development Camp

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

Prospects to take the ice in Hershey with Thursday’s scrimmage open to the public

Washington, D.C. – July 7, 2006 – Twenty-two Capitals prospects will take the ice in the team’s annual summer development camp next week, being held in Hershey, Pa., the home of the American Hockey League Calder Cup champion Hershey Bears.

Among the 22 prospects are nine players currently under contract with the organization: forwards Chris Bourque, Matt Stefanishion, Joey Tenute and Stephen Werner; defensemen Jamie Hunt, Sasha Pokulok and Jeff Schultz; and goaltenders Maxime Daigneault and Daren Machesney.

The camp features on-ice sessions every day from July 9-13, highlighted by a scrimmage at the GIANT Center on Thursday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m. that is open to the public. Admission and parking are free.

Capitals Prospects Attending Summer Development Camp:

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate 2005-06 Team Acquired
Francois Bouchard RW 6'0" 180 4/26/88 Baie Comeau (QMJHL) 2006 Draft
Chris Bourque C/LW 5'7" 177 1/29/86 Hershey (AHL) 2004 Draft
Maxime Daigneault G 6'3" 205 1/23/84 S. Carolina (ECHL)/Hershey (AHL) 2002 Draft
Viktor Dovgan D 6'2" 202 2/27/87 CSKA (Russia) 2005 Draft
Andrew Gordon RW 5'11" 180 12/13/85 St. Cloud State (WCHA) 2004 Draft
Jamie Hunt D 6'2" 195 4/20/84 Mercyhurst (Atlantic Hockey) Free Agent
Andrew Joudrey C 5'11" 191 7/15/84 Wisconsin (WCHA) 2003 Draft
Maxime Lacroix LW 6'0 180 6/5/87 Quebec (QMJHL) 2006 Draft
Sami Lepisto D 6'0 176 10/17/84 Jokerit Helsinki (Finland) 2004 Draft
Luke Lynes C/LW 6'0 195 11/28/87 Brampton (OHL) 2006 Draft
Daren Machesney G 6'0 163 12/13/86 Brampton (OHL) 2005 Draft
Patrick McNeill D 6'0 192 3/17/87 Saginaw (OHL) 2005 Draft
Travis Morin C 6'2" 175 1/9/84 Minnesota State, Mankato (WCHA) 2004 Draft
Michal Neuvirth G 6'0 174 3/23/88 Sparta Jr. (Czech Jr.) 2006 Draft
Mathieu Perreault C 5'8" 151 1/5/88 Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) 2006 Draft
Sasha Pokulok D 6'5" 230 5/25/86 Cornell (ECACHL) 2005 Draft
Jeff Schultz D 6'6" 215 2/25/86 Calgary (WHL) 2004 Draft
Keith Seabrook D 6'0 198 8/2/88 Burnaby (BCHL) 2006 Draft
Matt Stefanishion RW 6'3" 210 10/5/83 Ferris State (CCHA) Free Agent
Joey Tenute C 5'9" 180 4/2/83 Hershey (AHL) Free Agent
Andrew Thomas D 6'2" 196 11/14/85 Denver (WCHA) 2005 Draft
Stephen Werner RW Jun-00 197 8/8/84 Massachusetts (H-East) 2003 Draft

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