Capitals Announce Training Camp Schedule and Roster

On-ice practices are open to the public and free of charge

Tuesday, 09.10.2013 / 11:37 AM Washington Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will begin their 2013-14 Training Camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Thursday, Sept. 12, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Training camp will last 18 days with the NHL regular season beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 1. This marks the Capitals’ seventh training camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the Metro-accessible, inside-the-Beltway practice facility that features two NHL-sized rinks. All on-ice sessions, like every Capitals practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, will be open to the public and free of charge.

The training camp roster will be broken up into three squads (Teams A, B, C) and their schedule will vary. Players will be available to the media at the conclusion of their on-ice sessions (approximate times are listed below). Those media members seeking specific players should check with the Capitals media relations department in advance for the best time to gain access to individuals as it will likely change daily. Head coach Adam Oates will be made available to the media following the final on-ice session of each day.

The Capitals complete training camp roster and schedule is attached and listed below. The roster must be trimmed to 23 players by Monday, Sept. 30. Unlike other professional sports, there is no mandatory schedule for making roster cuts.

The Capitals will open the 2013-14 regular season versus the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at United Center. The home opener will take place on Thursday, Oct. 3 against the Calgary Flames at Verizon Center.

2013 Washington Capitals Training Camp Roster

FORWARDS (40)

# Player Ht. Wt. Shoots Born Birthplace 2012-13 Club League(s)

19 BACKSTROM, Nicklas 6’1” 213 Left 11/23/87 Gavle, Sweden CAPITALS NHL

83 BEAGLE, Jay 6’3” 215 Right 10/16/85 Calgary, Alberta CAPITALS NHL/AHL

63 BRAID, Chance 6’0’’ 184 Left 9/26/94 Chauvin, Alberta Prince Albert WHL

20 BROUWER, Troy 6’3” 213 Right 8/17/85 Vancouver, British Columbia CAPITALS NHL

65 BURAKOVSKY, Andre 6’1’’ 178 Left 2/9/95 Klagenfurt, Austria Malmo Swe-1

50 BYERS, Dane 6’3’’ 204 Left 2/21/86 Nipawin, Saskatchewan Hershey/Oklahoma City AHL

25 CHIMERA, Jason 6’3” 213 Left 5/2/79 Edmonton, Alberta CAPITALS NHL

94 DESCHAMPS, Nicolas 6’2’’ 186 Left 1/6/90 Lasalle, Quebec Hershey/Toronto AHL

10 ERAT, Martin 6’0’’ 196 Left 8/29/81 Trebic, Czech Republic CAPITALS/Nashville NHL

16 FEHR, Eric 6’4’’ 212 Left 9/7/85 Winkler, Manitoba CAPITALS NHL

3 FOSTER, T.J. 5’11’’ 173 Left 5/28/92 Slave Lake, Alberta Edmonton WHL

49 GALIEV, Stanislav 6’1” 188 Right 1/17/92 Moscow, Russia Hershey/Reading AHL/ECHL

84 GRABOVSKI, Mikhail 5’11’’ 183 Left 1/31/84 Potsdam, Germany Toronto NHL

91 HARNDEN, Zach 6’3’’ 215 Right 9/3/89 Thunder Bay, Ontario Univ. of Western Ontario OUAA

90 JOHANSSON, Marcus 6’1” 205 Left 10/6/90 Landskrona, Sweden CAPITALS NHL/AHL

62 JOHNSON, Jamie 5’10’’ 185 Right 1/23/82 London, Ontario Riga KHL

21 LAICH, Brooks 6’2” 210 Left 6/23/83 Wawota, Saskatchewan CAPITALS NHL

93 LARSON, Justin 6’3’’ 220 Left 3/23/90 Buckhorn, Ontario Univ. of Waterloo OUAA

46 LATTA, Michael 6’0’’ 213 Right 5/25/91 St. Clements, Ontario Hershey/Milwaukee AHL

64 LEBLANC, Peter 5’11’’ 200 Left 2/3/88 Hamilton, Ontario Hershey/Rockford AHL

75 LEIER, Boston 5’11’’ 186 Right 7/9/93 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Medicine Hat WHL

76 MITCHELL, Garrett 5’11” 195 Right 9/2/91 Regina, Saskatchewan Hershey AHL

15 MONARDO, Domenic 5’11’’ 190 Right 10/6/88 Oakville, Ontario Lake Superior State/Gwinnett CCHA/ECHL

8 OVECHKIN, Alex 6’3” 230 Right 9/17/85 Moscow, Russia CAPITALS NHL

85 PERREAULT, Mathieu 5’10” 185 Left 1/5/88 Drummondville, Quebec CAPITALS NHL

22 SEGAL, Brandon 6’2’’ 215 Right 7/12/83 Richmond, British Columbia New York/Connecticut NHL/AHL

96 STEFISHEN, Taylor 6’0’’ 185 Right 8/15/90 North Vancouver, BC Univ. of Calgary CWUAA

17 STEPHENSON, Chandler 5’11’’ 191 Left 4/22/94 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Regina WHL

29 STOA, Ryan 6’3’’ 228 Left 4/13/87 Bloomington, Minnesota Hershey AHL

84 SYNER, T.J. 5’9’’ 180 Left 10/13/88 Springfield, Massachusetts Hershey/Reading AHL/ECHL

26 TAFFE, Jeff 6’3’’ 215 Left 2/19/81 Hastings, Minnesota Hershey AHL

54 RECHLICZ, Joel 6’4” 220 Right 6/14/87 Brookfield, Wisconsin Hershey/Portland AHL

24 VOLPATTI, Aaron 6’0’’ 215 Left 5/30/85 Revelstoke, British Columbia CAPITALS/Vancouver NHL

78 WALKER, Nathan 5’10’’ 185 Left 4/7/94 Sydney, Australia Vitkovice HC/Youngstown Czech/USHL

42 WARD, Joel 6’1” 226 Right 12/2/80 North York, Ontario CAPITALS NHL

33 WATKINS, Matt 5’10’’ 190 Left 11/22/86 Regina, Saskatchewan Bridgeport AHL

48 WELLMAN, Casey 6’0’’ 173 Right 10/18/87 Brentwood, California Hershey/San Antonio AHL

71 WHITMORE, Derek 5’11’’ 185 Left 12/17/84 Rochester, New York Augsburg/St.John’s DEL/AHL

43 WILSON, Tom 6’4’’ 210 Right 3/29/94 Toronto, Ontario CAPITALS/Hershey/Plymouth NHL/AHL/OHL

DEFENSEMEN (23)

27 ALZNER, Karl 6’3” 213 Left 9/24/88 Burnaby, British Columbia CAPITALS NHL

55 BOWEY, Madison 6’1’’ 195 Right 4/22/95 Winnipeg, Manitoba Kelowna WHL

59 BROUILLETTE, Julien 5’11’’ 185 Left 12/5/86 St. Esprit, Quebec Hershey/Reading AHL/ECHL

47 CAJKOVSKY, Michal 6’3’’ 228 Left 5/6/92 Bratislava, Slovakia Ottawa OHL

58 CARRICK, Connor 5’10’’ 183 Right 4/13/94 Orland Park, Illinois Plymouth OHL

74 CARLSON, John 6’3” 212 Right 1/10/90 Natick, Massachusetts CAPITALS NHL

4 ERSKINE, John 6’4” 220 Left 6/26/80 Kingston, Ontario CAPITALS NHL

68 FLEMMING, Brett 5’11” 184 Right 2/26/91 Regina, Saskatchewan Hershey/Reading AHL/ECHL

95 GENOWAY, Chay 5’9’’ 177 Left 12/20/86 Morden, Manitoba Hershey/Houston AHL

52 GREEN, Mike 6’1” 207 Right 10/12/85 Calgary, Alberta CAPITALS NHL

53 HAAR, Garrett 6’1’’ 198 Left 8/16/93 Huntington Beach, California Western Michigan University CCHA

38 HILLEN, Jack 5’10’’ 190 Left 1/24/86 Minnetonka, Minnesota CAPITALS NHL

39 KOLOMATIS, David 5’11’’ 190 Right 2/25/89 Livingston, New Jersey Manchester AHL

36 KUNDRATEK, Tomas 6’2’’ 201 Left 12/26/89 Jrinec, Czech Republic CAPITALS/Hershey NHL/AHL

77 LEWINGTON, Tyler 6’1’’ 189 Right 12/5/94 Sherwood Park, Alberta Medicine Hat WHL

81 ORLOV, Dmitry 6’0” 210 Left 7/23/91 Novokuznetsk, Russia CAPITALS/Hershey NHL/AHL

61 OLEKSY, Steven 6’0’’ 190 Right 2/4/86 Chesterfield, Michigan CAPITALS/Hershey NHL/AHL

92 PETGRAVE, Matt 6’2’’ 189 Left 1/29/92 Brampton, Ontario Oshawa OHL

28 RISSLING, Jaynen 6’4’’ 222 Left 9/21/93 Edmonton, Alberta Calgary WHL

45 SCHILLING, Cameron 6’2’’ 182 Left 10/7/88 Carmel, Indiana CAPITALS/Hershey NHL/AHL

88 SCHMIDT, Nate 6’0’’ 194 Left 7/16/91 St. Cloud, Minnesota Hershey/Univ. of Minnesota AHL/NCAA

23 STRACHAN, Tyson 6’3’’ 215 Right 10/30/84 Melfort, Saskatchewan Florida/San Antonio NHL/AHL

41 WELLAR, Patrick 6’3’’ 231 Left 12/4/83 Carrot River, Saskatchewan Hershey/Reading AHL/ECHL

56 WEY, Patrick 6’3’’ 210 Right 3/21/91 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Boston College H-East

GOALTENDERS (7)

78 ANDERSON, Brandon 6’1” 184 Left 7/13/92 Langley, British Columbia Reading ECHL

35 GILL, Riley 6’1’’ 215 Right 6/1/85 Northfield, Minnesota Reading/Louisiana ECHL/SPHL

31 GRUBAUER, Philipp 6’1” 184 Left 11/25/91 Rosenheim, Germany CAPITALS/Hershey/Reading NHL/AHL/ECHL

1 GUINDON, Louis-Philip 6’0” 167 Left 4/21/95 Montreal, Quebec Drummondville QMJHL

70 HOLTBY, Braden 6’2” 203 Left 9/16/89 Lloydminster, Saskatchewan CAPITALS/Hershey NHL/AHL

40 LEGGIO, David 6’0’’ 180 Left 7/31/84 Williamsville, New York Rochester AHL

30 NEUVIRTH, Michal 6’1” 209 Left 3/23/88 Usi Labem, Czech Republic CAPITALS NHL

Rosters as of Sept.10, 2013

2013 Washington Capitals Training Camp Numerical Roster

1 Louis-Philip Guindon G – Team C

3 T.J. Foster LW – Team C

4 John Erskine D – Team B

8 Alex Ovechkin RW – Team A

10 Martin Erat LW – Team A

15 Domenic Monardo RW – Team C

16 Eric Fehr RW – Team B

17 Chandler Stephenson LW – Team C

19 Nicklas Backstrom C – Team A

20 Troy Brouwer RW – Team A

21 Brooks Laich C – Team A

22 Brandon Segal RW – Team C

23 Tyson Strachan D – Team A

24 Aaron Volpatti LW – Team A

25 Jason Chimera LW – Team B

26 Jeff Taffe C – Team B

27 Karl Alzner D – Team A

28 Jaynen Rissling D – Team C

29 Ryan Stoa LW – Team B

30 Michal Neuvirth G – Team B

31 Philipp Grubauer G – Team A

33 Matt Watkins C – Team A

35 Riley Gill G – Team C

36 Tomas Kundratek D – Team B

38 Jack Hillen D – Team A

39 David Kolomatis D – Team B

40 David Leggio G – Team B

41 Patrick Wellar D – Team C

42 Joel Ward RW – Team B

43 Tom Wilson RW – Team A

45 Cameron Schilling D – Team B

46 Michael Latta C – Team B

47 Michal Cajkovsky D – Team C

48 Casey Wellman C – Team A

49 Stanislav Galiev RW – Team A

50 Dane Byers LW – Team C

52 Mike Green D – Team A

53 Garrett Haar D – Team A

54 Joel Rechlicz RW – Team C

55 Madison Bowey D – Team C

56 Patrick Wey D – Team C

58 Connor Carrick D – Team A

59 Brouillette, Julien D – Team C

61 Steven Oleksy D – Team A

62 Jamie Johnson RW – Team C

63 Chance Braid LW – Team C

64 Peter Leblanc C – Team B

65 Andre Burakovsky C – Team B

68 Brett Flemming D – Team B

70 Braden Holtby G – Team A

71 Derek Whitmore LW – Team A

74 John Carlson D – Team B

75 Boston Leier LW – Team C

76 Garrett Mitchell RW – Team B

77 Tyler Lewington D – Team C

78 Brandon Anderson G – Team C

79 Nathan Walker LW – Team C

81 Dmitry Orlov D – Team B

82 T.J. Syner LW – Team B

83 Jay Beagle C – Team A

84 Mikhail Grabovski C – Team A

85 Mathieu Perreault C – Team B

88 Nate Schmidt D – Team A

90 Marcus Johansson LW – Team A

91 Zach Harnden RW – Team C

92 Matt Petgrave D – Team C

93 Justin Larson LW – Team C

94 Nicolas Deschamps LW – Team B

95 Chay Genoway D – Team C

96 Taylor Stefishen RW – Team C

Washington Capitals Training Camp Schedule

Day Time Event Media Availability (Approximately)

Thursday, Sept. 12 9:45 a.m. Group A Practice (Caps Rink) 10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m. Group C Practice (Arlington Rink) 11:45 a.m.

11:45 a.m. Group B Practice (Caps Rink) 12:45 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 13 9:45 a.m. Group C Practice (Caps Rink) 10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m. Group B Practice (Arlington Rink) 11:45 a.m.

11:45 a.m. Group A Practice (Caps Rink) 12:45 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 14 10 a.m. Group B Practice (Caps Rink) 11 a.m.

10:30 a.m. Morning skate (Bellville Arena) 11 a.m.

11:30 a.m. Group C Practice (Caps Rink) 12:30 p.m.

7 p.m. Washington vs. Winnipeg (Bellville)

Sunday, Sept. 15 9:30 a.m. Group C Practice (Caps Rink) 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. Group B Practice (Caps Rink) 11:30 a.m.

12 p.m. Group A Practice (Caps Rink) 1 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 16 9 a.m. Morning skate (Caps Rink) 9:45 a.m.

10:15 a.m. Group A Practice (Caps Rink) 11:15 a.m.

11:45 a.m. Group C Practice (Caps Rink) 12:45 p.m.

7 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia

Tuesday, Sept. 17 10 a.m. Group B Practice (Caps Rink) 11 a.m.

11 a.m. Morning skate (Baltimore Arena) 11:30 a.m.

11:45 a.m. Group C Practice (Caps Rink) 12:45 p.m.

7 p.m. Boston at Washington, Balt Arena

Wednesday, Sept. 18 DAY OFF

Thursday, Sept. 19 10:30 a.m. Group B Practice (Caps Rink) 11:30 a.m.

11:45 a.m. Group A Practice (Caps Rink) 12:45 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 20 10 a.m. Morning skate (Caps Rink) 10:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. Group B Practice (Caps Rink) 12:30 p.m.

7 p.m. Chicago at Washington

Saturday, Sept. 21 10 a.m. Practice (Caps Rink) 11 a.m.

1 p.m. Players arrive at Capitals Convention

Sunday, Sept. 22 10:30 a.m. Practice (Caps Rink) 11:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 23 *** Hershey Bears Training Camp begins

10 a.m. Morning skate (Caps Rink) 10:30 a.m.

7 p.m. Washington at Boston

Tuesday, Sept. 24 11 a.m. Practice (Caps Rink) 12 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 25 10 a.m. Morning skate (Caps Rink) 10:30 a.m.

7 p.m. Nashville at Washington

Thursday, Sept. 26 DAY OFF

Friday, Sept. 27 10 a.m. Morning skate (Caps Rink) 10:30 a.m.

7 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington

Saturday, Sept. 28 10 a.m. Morning skate (Caps Rink) 10:30 a.m.

7 p.m. Washington at Chicago

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