Photos: Amanda Bowen
Tuesday marked the first day Caps prospects hit the ice for this year’s Development Camp. Using iPads, the coaches videotaped each player doing skating drills so the Caps could gather intel and teaching material for later in camp. Here’s basically how the morning went: every player would go in front of the camera, say their name (probably with a cool accent), and then proceed to do a drill.
Former Capitals captain Jeff Halpern stopped by to help out the Red Team. He gave some one-on-one attention to defensive prospect Madison Bowey and standout enforcer Liam O’Brien.
The prospects also debuted new shirts.
Development camp went with periodic table-themed T-shirts this year. pic.twitter.com/3mK6pHHyHw
— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) July 7, 2015
RMNB’s Amanda Bowen was there for it all. You’ve gotta see her photos. You’ll notice a lot of familiar faces including O’Brien, Stephenson, Herbert, Barber, DiPauli, Boyd, and Djoos.
Practicing the Flying V.
These Caps prospects are definitely not giggling after someone farted on the bench.
Swedish defense prospect Christian Djoos before a drill.
Much like Nate Schmidt, Jakub Vrana is never not smiling.
26-year-old free agent invitee Dajon Mingois the oldest player at camp (and has awesome facial hair).
2012 third-round pick Chandler Stephenson.
Great hockey smile #1.
USHL free agent (Sioux City) invitee Neal Pionk prepares to skate.
“Ugh. Put the iPad away, coach. You’re embarrassing me.”
Great hockey smile #2. This time from Thomas DiPauli.
Caps 2015 second round pick Jonas Siegenthaler looks on during his on-ice session.
Red beard, ain’t weird.
Caps top defense prospect Madison Bowey.
Australian Nathan Walker will not skate this week due to a torn ACL he had surgically repaired a few months ago.
That’s the look of a man who knows his doughnuts are delicious.
Halpy talks to Liam O’Brien during drills.
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