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Barry Trotz On The Washington Capitals

from Alex Prewitt of Capitals Insider, “I think we want some veteran guys back there to stabilize things and allow some of the younger guys to develop so you put them in the right hole,” Trotz said. “I think a right- and left-handed shot, if you know of anybody. There’s a couple D-men that we’re actually targeting that probably so are 20 other teams. Teams are smart...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals' Grubauer stops 30 shots vs. Rangers for first NHL win

The Washington Capitals reveled in what they accomplished Sunday night. The New York Rangers seethed at what they didn't. Steve Oleksy, Jason Chimera and Mikhail Grabovski scored second-period goals in the Capitals' 4-1 win over the Rangers. ''We felt them deflate a little bit,'' Oleksy said. Washington defenseman Nate Schmidt added a goal in the third...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals' Grubauer stops 30 shots in 1st NHL win

Jason Chimera, Steve Oleksy and Mikhail Grabovski scored second-period goals to power the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers on Sunday night. Washington defenseman Nate Schmidt added a goal in the third for the Capitals, who beat Nashville at home on Saturday. Schmidt, a 22-year-old rookie, scored his first NHL goal in that game. Grabovski's goal came...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nate Schmidt score 1st NHL goal

December 7th; not only is it a historic day in American history with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, but it’s also a historic day in the life and career of young Nate Schmidt. The undrafted rookie defenseman out of the University of Minnesota scored his first NHL goal against Marek Mazanec, a 6th round pick in 2012 and the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for the month of November. Schmidt...
Via DC Sports-Kings
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals start fast and beat Predators 5-2

Braden Holtby made 34 saves and Alex Ovechkin scored the second of three goals by the Washington Capitals in the first 17 minutes of a 5-2 victory over the Predators on Saturday night, extending Nashville's losing streak to five games. Troy Brouwer, Karl Alzner, Nate Schmidt and Eric Fehr also scored for the Capitals. Ovechkin got his 22nd goal this season and ninth on the power...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Patrick Wey to make NHL debut tonight with Caps

Rookie defenseman Patrick Wey will make his NHL debut tonight when the Nashville Predators visit the Capitals at Verizon Center [7 p.m. CSN]. Wey, 22, will be the third Capitals defenseman to make his NHL debut this season, joining Connor Carrick and Nate Schmidt. Michael Latta also made his NHL debut this season. Wey is expected to play alongside 22-year-old defenseman Dmitry Orlov...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals rookie defenseman Nate Schmidt, others make most of unexpected playing time

Nate Schmidt sat at his stall inside the Washington Capitals’ practice facility earlier this week, basking in the reality of his current role on the team. Less than 30 games into his NHL career, the rookie defenseman often finds himself skating more than 20 minutes a night and is paired with John Carlson against the toughest matchups opponents have to offer. “If you would have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Freshmen make seamless transition on top-ranked Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS -- The freshmen on the Gophers men'shockey team had big skates to fill. Minnesota lost four key players to theprofessional ranks last year, leaving a void entering this season.Through the first month of the season, Minnesota's freshmanclass has helped Gophers fans forget about the likes of Erik Haula and NickBjugstad and Zach Budish and Nate Schmidt. The talented...
Via Fox Sports North
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Freshmen make seamless transition on top-ranked Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS -- The freshmen on the Gophers men'shockey team had big skates to fill. Minnesota lost four key players to theprofessional ranks last year, leaving a void entering this season.Through the first month of the season, Minnesota's freshmanclass has helped Gophers fans forget about the likes of Erik Haula and NickBjugstad and Zach Budish and Nate Schmidt. The talented...
Via Fox Sports North
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals call up defenseman Schmidt

The Washington Capitals on Friday recalled defenseman Nate Schmidt from the team's American Hockey League affiliate the Hershey Bears. The move was necessary after defenseman John Erskine sustained an upper-body injury on Thursday in a 3-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. Additionally the Capitals assigned defenseman Connor Carrick and center Michael Latta to Hershey. Schmidt...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Latta, Carrick Assigned, Schmidt Recalled

The Washington Capitals have announced that they have assigned defenseman Connor Carrick and center Michael Latta to AHL Hershey.  Carrick started the first three games for Washington before being scratched last night in favor of Alexander Urbom.  Latta started the season with the Caps, but was sent down to Hershey after one game only to be recalled earlier this week.  They have...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers will rely on Kyle Rau for scoring this season

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Kyle Rau has never been a man of many words. The Gophers junior forward speaks softly, letting his hockey skills do the talking. Clearly, Big Ten coaches have heard him loud and clear. Rau was named to the 2013-14 Big Ten preseason watch list and was the conference's only player to be named unanimously. It's an honor that, not surprisingly, didn't elicit...
Via Fox Sports North
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers will rely on Kyle Rau for scoring this season

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Kyle Rau has never been a man of many words. The Gophers junior forward speaks softly, letting his hockey skills do the talking. Clearly, Big Ten coaches have heard him loud and clear. Rau was named to the 2013-14 Big Ten preseason watch list and was the conference's only player to be named unanimously. It's an honor that, not surprisingly, didn't elicit...
Via Fox Sports North
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Condor, Rau named Gophers hockey captains

The Minnesota Gophers men's hockey team will have a new look next season and the team has tabbed forwards Nate Condon and Kyle Rau to lead the change.Coach Don Lucia announced Monday that Condon, a senior, and Rau, a junior, would be the team's captains for the upcoming season. Last year's captains, Zach Budish, Nick Bjugstad, Erik Haula and Seth Helgeson are all playing...
Via Fox Sports North
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Schmidt named Gophers hockey MVP

The Minnesota men's hockey team held its annual year-end banquet Tuesday, with several members of the squad earning postseason recognition. Nate Schmidt, a second-team All-American, was named the John Mariucci Most Valuable Player for 2012-13, after ranking third nationally among defensemen with 32 points. Goaltender Adam Wilcox was honored with this year's Frank Pond Rookie...
Via Fox Sports North
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers' Schmidt named second-team All-American

MINNEAPOLIS -- Former University of Minnesota defenseman Nate Schmidt has been named a 2012-13 CCM Hockey second-team All-American, as voted by the American Hockey Coaches Association. Schmidt led all WCHA defensemen in scoring this season. The Minnesota senior is a two-time all-WCHA defenseman and was a first-team honoree this season. He is tied for third among all NCAA defensemen...
Via Fox Sports North
April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Haula signs entry-level deal with Wild

MINNEAPOLIS The University of Minnesota men's hockey team has lost yet another player early to the pros. Forward Erik Haula, who led the Gophers in scoring with 51 points, signed an entry-level contract Sunday with the Minnesota Wild. He will report to the Houston Aeros, the Wild's American Hockey League affiliate. Haula was a seventh-round pick of the Wild in the 2009...
Via Fox Sports North
April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Haula signs entry-level deal with Wild

MINNEAPOLIS The University of Minnesota men's hockey team has lost yet another player early to the pros. Forward Erik Haula, who led the Gophers in scoring with 51 points, signed an entry-level contract Sunday with the Minnesota Wild. He will report to the Houston Aeros, the Wild's American Hockey League affiliate. Haula was a seventh-round pick of the Wild in the 2009...
Via Fox Sports North
April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Erik Haula has signed with the Minnesota Wild

#Gophers forward Erik Haula has signed an entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild. — Gopher Hockey (@GopherHockey) April 7, 2013 It's been a tough spring for the Minnesota Gophers as they have lost a ton of score from last season's team. #Gopher captain Zach Budish has signed a amateur tryout deal with the Milwaukee Admirals. gophersports.com/sports/m-hocke…...
Via Goon's World
April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers' Bjugstad signs with Florida Panthers

MINNEAPOLIS One day after losing its top defenseman to the NHL, the Gophers lost their top goal scorer. Junior Nick Bjugstad signed an entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers on Wednesday, becoming the second University of Minnesota player to leave school early in as many days. Defenseman Nate Schmidt signed with the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. Bjugstad, a junior from...
Via Fox Sports North
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers' Bjugstad signs with Florida Panthers

MINNEAPOLIS One day after losing its top defenseman to the NHL, the Gophers lost their top goal scorer. Junior Nick Bjugstad signed an entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers on Wednesday, becoming the second University of Minnesota player to leave school early in as many days. Defenseman Nate Schmidt signed with the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. Bjugstad, a junior from...
Via Fox Sports North
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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