The Washington Capitals’ 2017 Development Camp will begin Tuesday and today the Caps released their official schedule and roster.
Notable players in attendance include 2016 first-round pick Lucas Johansen and 2015 second-round pick Jonas Siegenthaler, who are both wildcards for a NHL roster spot this fall. Meanwhile, every player the Capitals selected in the 2017 Draft will attend this year’s Development Camp including defenseman Tobias Geisser (120th overall), defenseman Sebastian Walfridsson (151st overall), defenseman Benton Maass (182nd overall), and left-winger Kristian Roykas Marthinsen (213th). The oldest player in camp will be 25-year-old right wing Stephen Collins out of SUNY Geneseo (NCAA) while the youngest is the 2017 seventh-round pick Marthinsen who is 17 (August 28, 1999 birthday).
According to the Capitals PR, Riley Barber attended last summer’s Development Camp and appeared in three games with the NHL team in 2016-17. Seven players who attended the 2016 development camp played for Washington’s AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, during the 2016-17 regular season (Barber, Madison Bowey, Travis Boyd, Tyler Lewington, Zach Sanford, Jonas Siegenthaler, Colby Williams) and were joined by Garrett Pilon for their playoff run. Four players (Adam Carlson, Dylan Margonari, Tim McGauley, John Parker) played for Washington’s ECHL affiliate, the South Carolina Stingrays, in 2016-17.
2015 first-round pick and one of the best goalie prospects in the world, Ilya Samsonov, will not be in attendance for this year’s camp.
The schedule for this year's Caps Development Camp pic.twitter.com/CcULJGbDJp
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) June 26, 2017
ALPHABETICAL ROSTER OF CAPITALS PROSPECTS AT CAMP
|89||ANDERSON, Tyler||D||Prince George (BCHL)||Free Agent|
|84||BINDULIS, Kristofers||D||Lake Superior State (NCAA)||Free Agent|
|81||CARLSON, Adam||G||Lake Superior State (NCAA)||Free Agent|
|96||COLLINS, Stephen||RW||SUNY Geneseo (NCAA)||Free Agent|
|39||DELIA, Collin||G||Merrimack College (NCAA)||Free Agent|
|97||DeVITO, Jimmy||RW||Rensselaer (NCAA)||Free Agent|
|71||ELGESTAL, Kevin||RW||Vita Hasten (Sweden)||2014 Draft|
|46||GEISSER, Tobias||D||EV Zug (Swiss)||2017 Draft|
|63||GERSICH, Shane||LW||North Dakota (NCAA)||2014 Draft|
|91||GORANSSON, Mattias||D||UMass Lowell (NCAA)||Free Agent|
|67||GUSTAFSSON, Hampus||C||Merrimack College (NCAA)||Free Agent|
|36||HOBBS, Connor||D||Regina (WHL)||2015 Draft|
|73||JEANNOT, Tanner||LW||Moose Jaw (WHL)||Free Agent|
|21||JOHANSEN, Lucas||D||Kelowna (WHL)||2016 Draft|
|45||JONSSON-FJALLBY, Axel||LW||Djurgarden (Sweden)||2016 Draft|
|35||LACKEY, Michael||G||Harvard (NCAA)||Free Agent|
|49||MAASS, Benton||D||Elk River (Minn. High School)||2017 Draft|
|47||MALENSTYN, Beck||LW||Calgary (WHL)||2016 Draft|
|51||MARTHINSEN, Kristian Roykas||LW||Almtuna Jr. (Sweden-Jr)||2017 Draft|
|75||McGAULEY, Tim||C||South Carolina (ECHL)||Free Agent|
|54||MITCHELL, Mason||LW||Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)||Free Agent|
|40||PILON, Garrett||RW||Kamloops (WHL)||2016 Draft|
|64||PINHO, Brian||C||Providence (NCAA)||2013 Draft|
|50||PRISKIE, Chase||D||Quinnipiac (NCAA)||2016 Draft|
|98||REMPAL, Sheldon||RW||Clarkson (NCAA)||Free Agent|
|94||RIAT, Damien||LW||Geneve-Servette (Swiss)||2016 Draft|
|80||SHIELDS, Mack||G||York University (U Sports)||Free Agent|
|34||SIEGENTHALER, Jonas||D||Zurich (Swiss)||2015 Draft|
|93||SIMPSON, Mark||C||University of New Brunswick (U Sports)||Free Agent|
|68||SPINNER, Steven||RW||Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA)||2014 Draft|
|48||WALFRIDSSON, Sebastian||D||Modo Jr. (Sweden-Jr)||2017 Draft|
|38||WILLIAMS, Colby||D||Hershey (AHL)||2015 Draft|
|95||ZAITSEV, Dmitriy||D||Moose Jaw (WHL)||2016 Draft|
More from the Capitals:
The Washington Capitals will host their 2017 Prospect Development Camp from June 27 to July 1, 2017 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. All on-ice sessions are free and open to the public.
Capitals development camp is an annual, week-long summer session with on- and off-ice workouts designed to help Capitals prospects improve their games and allow the Capitals to evaluate their progress. This is the 11th consecutive year that the camp is being held at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Past development camps have been held in Odenton, Md., and Hershey, Pa.
Attendees include Capitals prospects who are under contract and recent Capitals draft picks who have not been signed yet. In addition, several undrafted and free agent amateur players will be in attendance.
The Capitals will host Caps Fan Fest on Tuesday, June 27, featuring the Caps Alumni Exhibition at 7:30 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. 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.
Capitals development camp will conclude on Saturday with an intrasquad scrimmage at 10 a.m. The game will be streamed live on MonumentalSportsNetwork.com.
The complete 2017 Capitals Development Camp Guide is attached and can be found here.
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