We are now less than three weeks from the start of Washington Capitals training camp, which is scheduled for September 22nd. However, the training camps for most of the Capitals’ prospects are already underway. Here’s the latest prospect news for the week ending September 3rd.
Capital’s forward view Bogdan Trineev was officially added to Dynamo Moscow’s opening day list earlier this week. He and Dynamo opened their 2022-23 season on Saturday (9/3).
Views of Capitals Haakon Hanelt will reportedly miss the first week of the QMJHL season to attend Capitals camp. The Capitals are yet to release the official rosters for rookie camp, which runs September 15-19, and training camp, which begins September 22.
Alexander Susdalev and the Regina Pats opened training camp on Wednesday. Suzdalev met the media on Friday after training at the camp.
#ALLCAPS Alexander Suzdalev after day 3 of Regina Pats training camp. (🎥: @WHLPats) pic.twitter.com/kF2NrqgHC7
— Capital’s Prospects (@jon_m_sorensen) September 2, 2022
Suzdalev is reunited with his former teammate and prospective number one draft pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. Connor Bedard. Bedard spoke of being teammates with Suzdalev again.
“I’m bummed. I’ve been texting him here and there for the past year trying to convince him to come,” Bedard told Regina Pats’ website. “He was really excited when he signed, which is a good one Character is. I played with him in Sweden (HV71 J18 and J20) and we were quite close. He’s such a good guy and a really good player. I can’t wait to see him in Regina. It’s a huge pickup for us.” More here.
Capital’s 2022 draft pick Ryan Hofer and the Everett Silvertips also opened a training camp this week. They held their first scrimmage on Thursday, where Hofer scored his first goal of the preseason.
It’s like Ryan Hofer never went, crashed the net and conceded rebounds. #TipsCamp x @bodieskneaded pic.twitter.com/xFTbACRJXf
— Everett Silvertips (@WHLsilvertips) September 2, 2022
dr cancer and the Medicine Hat Tigers also opened camp this week. The Tigers’ returned defender is using last season’s disappointment as motivation to steer the team back to its competitive nature.[sdisappointmentasmotivationtogettheteambacktoitscompetitivenature[sdisappointmentasmotivationtogettheteambacktoitscompetitivenature
“I think it’s going into the season with an open mind and then also a little bit of hunger to try and prove people wrong and be the player that I know I am and the team that I know I am we know we are.” says cancer.
Jake Karabela, drafted by the Capitals in the 5th round of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, opened training camp at the Guelph Storm on Friday. Karwbela began the first crush of the camp on the left wing in the top line.
Aliaksei Protas left Belarus on Thursday and is expected to join the volunteer skates at MedStar Capitals Iceplex in the next few days.
By Jon Sorensen
About Jon Sorensen
A Caps fan since day one, Jon attended his first game at Capital Center in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades, including his time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist for the team for more than 10 years, mainly focusing on analysis, analysis and prospect development.