Photo: Salavat Yulaev Ufa Welcome to the second installment of NoVa Caps’ Washington Capitals monthly prospects report for the 2020-2021 season. This report summarizes activities for each of the Capitals’ prospects for the month of October, 2020, and provides an overall “Trending” rating for each player.
October is ending and as time continues to go by at a rapid pace thanks to COVID-19, the players on the Washington Capitals continue to age. In the 24-team bubble held for the 2020 NHL playoffs, the Capitals entered as the sixth-oldest team in the league.
Washington Capitals Under normal circumstances, the NHL at this point in the year, would be conducting its latest regular season action, with teams just beginning an 82-game schedule in preparation for the following spring’s playoffs.
The Washington Capitals sign their first-round pick from the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, a Los Angeles Kings prospect returns from loan in Germany due to an injury, NHL Central Scouting released their watch list for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, and two top prospects from the WHL are loaned out prior to the start of the 2020-21 season.
The story is well known among many Capitals fans by now. In true Ruthian style, Capitals prospect Connor McMichael called it. On the biggest stage of his career, he pointed to the fences and delivered.
Now 37, Ilya Kovalchuk’s employment in the NHL is certainly not a given next season. He’s now a free agent, has yet to sign a contract and there’s uncertainty as to where he fits in a league that has very little money to spend and his skill set is somewhat one-dimensional.
Heading into the 2020-21 season, the Washington Capitals are once again poised to be legitimate Stanley Cup contenders. While they have achieved consistent on-ice success over the last decade and change, the team has also had plenty of success at the draft.
Photo: Bridgeport Sound Tigers Heading into the 2020-21 American Hockey League (AHL) season, the Hershey Bears have a potentially deep and potent lineup, as sixteen forwards who suited up for the Bears last season are under contract.
The Washington Capitals selected forward Bogdan Trineyev, a native of Voronezh, Russia, with the 117th overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. So far this season Trineyev, 18, has split his time with Moscow Dynamo’s development teams in the MHL (equivalent to AHL) and VHL (Equivalent to ECHL).
Photo: @Capitals Washington Capitals forward prospect Damien Riat is itching to begin his pro hockey career in North America. When he signed his entry-level deal with the Capitals back on March 5th of this year, the plan was fairly simple.
Photo: Bridgeport Sound Tigers While the start of the 2020-21 American Hockey League (AHL) season still remains somewhat up in the air, the lack of a start date has not affected the roster of the Hershey Bears from beginning to take shape.
The Washington Capitals are aware of the emerging talent in the Metropolitan Division. Since winning the Stanley Cup in 2018, the Capitals are coming off of back-to-back first-round exits courtesy of the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders.
Each October we present our annual “Tale of the Tape” report for each team in the NHL. The report details the average age, average height and average weight for each NHL team at the start of the season.
Enrico Ciccone, former Washington Capitals enforcer and now Liberal member of Quebec’s National Assembly, introduced a bill this past Wednesday that would ban fighting in amateur sports in Quebec. The bill would apply to athletes under the age of 18, except in combat sports.
The Washington Capitals started this year’s NHL free agency unlike many would have expected. While it had been known for weeks leading up to free agency that star goaltender Braden Holtby was unlikely to return, what the Capitals did next was not expected.
Photo: NHL.com On Thursday, Washington Capitals assistant coach Kevin McCarthy spoke to D.C. media on a conference call for the first time since joining head coach Peter Laviolette’s coaching staff to help the Capitals defense on Wednesday.
Henrik Lundqvist will be playing for a new team for the first time in his career after signing a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Washington Capitals, and it appears he's enjoying his time in D.C. thus far.
The Washington Capitals have added to their defense, signing defenseman Justin Shutlz to a two-year, $8 million deal, the team announced. Schultz spent the past five seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins before spending four seasons with the Edmonton Oilers.