The Washington Capitals opened their 2016 Development Camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Tuesday. Beyond Ilya Samsonov making his Caps debut, the day was rather uneventful, serving mostly as a warmup for a busy week ahead.
The morning session was split between forwards (white) on one rink and defense (red) on the other. There were more drills in the afternoon, none of which were too intense. It gave the the players a chance to bond and get to know each other better. (And also avoid getting caught as the first player off.)
btw, the best part of development camp is the game of chicken that happens at the end of practice when no one wants to be first off the ice.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) June 28, 2016
Caps coaches brought out video cameras and filmed each player on an iPad as he performed drills. This will give the coaches a chance to review the players’ skills, and reccommend ways to improve.
With Fanfest set for Wednesday, it’ll be the first time for most fans to see the latest Capitals prospects. I photographed the morning sessions to give you all an early introduction to the roster.
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