Photo: Bruce Bennett
The Capitals released their 2016 Development Camp and Fan Fest schedule today, and if your name is Peter Hassett you’ll be happy to hear that Matt Bradley is joining Kevin Kamiski, Olie Kolzig and Dennis Maruk at something called the Caps Alumni Exhibition on Wednesday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington.
Bradley was a fan favorite during his six seasons with the Caps from 2005-2011, notching 37 goals and 47 fights in 427 games. He even fought for Ovi one time. He’s now a pro scout for the Capitals.
The Alumni Exhibition is part of the Caps Fan Fest, an annual tradition during Development Camp that gives fans a chance to check out the team’s prospects and meet coaches and alums. Development Camps begins Monday, June 27, and ends with a scrimmage Saturday, July 2. Fan Fest occurs all day June 29, and includes the annual equipment sale.
From the Caps:
The Washington Capitals will host Caps Fan Fest at Kettler Capitals Iceplex onWednesday, June 29, with activations beginning at 3 p.m. Caps Alumni Exhibition will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Participating alumni are scheduled to include Matt Bradley, Kevin Kaminski, Olie Kolzig and Dennis Maruk, The Capitals Development Camp will run from June 28 through July 2 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va.
The entire camp is open to the public (complete on-ice schedule and roster will be announced at a later date) with a scrimmage set for Saturday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m. All on-ice sessions are free and open to the public.
In addition to the Caps Alumni Exhibition, this year’s Fan Fest will feature the team’s annual equipment sale, Q&A sessions and photo opportunities with members of the Capitals coaching staff and Capitals prospects, and kid zone activities from 3-7 p.m. Season-ticket holders will have the first opportunity to shop at the equipment sale; details on that opportunity will be sent to each account in their Club Red 365 Insider update.
More details and a schedule of events for Fan Fest will be released at a later date.
A list of other important offseason dates is included below.
Upcoming Capitals Events:
Wednesday, June 22 NHL Awards, Las Vegas (NBC Sports Network)
Friday, June 24 2016 NHL Draft – first round (NBC Sports Network)
Saturday, June 25 2016 NHL Draft – rounds 2-7 (NHL Network)
Friday, July 1 First day of NHL free agency
Monday, June 2
87 Capitals Development Camp begins
Wednesday, June 29 Capitals Fan Fest
Saturday, July 2 Scrimmage, camp concludes
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