Spencer Carbery thinks Connor McMichael’s a gamer: ‘When the game’s on the line, he wants the puck; he wants to be the guy’
ARLINGTON, VA–Connor McMichael will make his first appearance in the Capitals’ preseason lineup on Thursday, but it won’t be his first time playing under head coach Spencer Carbery. The two spent a season together with the Hershey Bears in 2020-21 before Carbery left to take an NHL job with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Carbery’s emphasis on young players’ development should mesh well with McMichael, who spent nearly all of last year with Hershey after a full rookie season with the Capitals in 2021-22. Now reunited in Washington, McMichael and Carbery are continuing to build on a foundation established back in the AHL.