The Capitals announced that the team will be hosting its annual Fan Fest on Tuesday, June 27, starting at 3:00 pm. The festivities come on the first day of Capitals Development Camp, where prospects from across hockey come to DC to show off their skills in the hopes of making the leap from juniors to the pros with the Caps organization someday. Fan Fest activities include autographs, Q&A sessions, and photos with Caps alumni, coaching staff, and prospects, activities for kids, and the team’s annual equipment sale.
The evening concludes with an Alumni Exhibition at 7:30 pm. Alumni scheduled to participate include Peter Bondra, John Druce, Mike Knuble, Olaf Kolzig, Clint Malarchuck, Rod Langway and Yvon Labre. The entire roster of participating alumni, as well as a complete schedule of Fan Fest activities, will be announced at a later date.
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The Washington Capitals will host Caps Fan Fest at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Tuesday, June 27, with activations beginning at 3 p.m. The Capitals Alumni Exhibition will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Participating alumni are scheduled to include Peter Bondra, John Druce, Mike Knuble, Olaf Kolzig, Clint Malarchuck, Rod Langway and Yvon Labre with more to be announced at a later date. In addition, the Washington Capitals Alumni Association (WCAA) will be hosting the inaugural Bourbon & Cigar fundraiser event at the W Hotel Rooftop on Monday, June 26. For more information on the WCAA, visit washingtoncaps.com/alumni.
The Capitals Development Camp will run from June 27 through July 1 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 1, at 10 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 Alumni Association, 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 21: NHL Awards, Las Vegas (NBC Sports Network)
Friday, June 23: 2017 NHL Draft – first round (NBC Sports Network)
Saturday, June 24: 2017 NHL Draft – rounds 2-7 (NHL Network)
Saturday, July 1: First day of NHL free agency
Tuesday, June 27: Capitals Development Camp begins/Capitals Fan Fest
Saturday, July 1: Scrimmage, camp concludes
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