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Jared’s Daily: Captain Quinn Hughes, Capitals Top Prospects



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There’s t-minus four days until the Washington Capitals’ rookies hit the ice, triggering a consistent schedule of hockey through next June. Here’s the latest news in Washington and around the National Hockey League.

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Capitals rookie camp gets underway in a matter of days. From first-round picks to non-roster invitees, here’s who will be there.

If you’ve followed WHN’s Capitals prospect rankings, this shouldn’t come as a total shock. But 2023 first-rounder Ryan Leonard has earned the top spot. Here’s more on Leonard.

From The National Hockey Now Network

Matvei Michkov, having seen limited action with SKA Saint Petersburg, has been loaned to another KHL team. Here’s more from Philly Hockey Now.

Longtime Bruin (and one-time Capital) Zdeno Chara is training for November’s New York City Marathon. Here’s more from Boston Hockey Now.

Tomas Tatar is still a free agent so, weeks before the start of the NHL season, the 32-year-old winger has changed his representation. Here’s more from New Jersey Hockey Now.

Zach Parise will not return to the Islanders before the start of the 2023-24 season. Here’s more on his next steps from NYI Hockey Now.

The Predators have some tough decisions to make in their forward corps. Here’s more on some bubble players from Nashville Hockey Now.

The Hurricanes added two forwards on PTO deals — including a former first-round pick. Here’s more from Carolina Hockey Now.

Around The NHL

At only 23-years old, Quinn Hughes has been named the 15th captain in Canucks history — the youngest NHL captain since Connor McDavid earned the role at 19. Here’s what the Vancouver Canucks had to say.

Connor Brown, despite having played in only 68 games over the past two seasons, is drawing strong comparisons to a strong Oilers teammate. Here’s what Connor McDavid thinks about Brown’s play style.

Jared Serre covers the Washington Capitals for Washington Hockey Now. He is a graduate of West Virginia University.