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Capitals Dev. Camp: Who To Watch, What To Know For Scrimmage At Capital One Arena



Capitals prospects Joaquim Lemay and Vinny Iorio

The Washington Capitals will close out their 2022 Development Camp in style, as the team’s prospects face off in a scrimmage on the big stage.

In addition to the game at Capital One Arena, there will also be an open house for fans. The scrimmage starts at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m.

Here’s everything to know ahead of the festivities.

Format Of The Capitals Development Camp Scrimmage

The game will have a running clock. It will start off with two 20-minute periods of 5-on-5 play. The third period will feature 10 minutes of 4-on-4 hockey and 10 minutes of 3-on-3 hockey. It will all culminate with a shootout.

Which Capitals Players To Watch

Washington has several top prospects at camp, and a couple of standouts to keep an eye on. Hendrix Lapierre, the 2020 first-rounder who also made his NHL debut this past season, headlines the scrimmage. He has looked impressive at camp, serving as a leader and working to perfect every drill. Beyond Lapierre, 2021 fifth-rounder Haakon Hanelt has stood out, along with 2020 fifth-rounder and Hershey Bears signee Bear Hughes. Henrik Rybinski, who signed with the club in March,  has also had a strong camp, as has 2020 seventh-rounder and Swedish national team player Oskar Magnusson.

Ivan Miroshnichenko, the 2022 first-round selection, will be in attendance and arrived on Wednesday, but will not play. He has been taking part in off-ice activities only.

On the backend, Vincent Iorio, the Capitals’ first pick of the 2021 draft, leads an impressive blue line, which also features 2019 fifth-rounder Martin Has, 2021 third-rounder Brent Johnson, 2021 fourth-rounder Joaquim Lemay and 2021 sixth-rounder Dru Krebs. 2017 sixth-rounder and Bears signee Benton Maass is also going to play.

In goal, Clay Stevenson, the Dartmouth goalie that will make the pro jump after signing with Washington in March, leads the charge. His roommate for the week and 2021 seventh-rounder, Chase Clark, 2018 fourth-rounder and Harvard goalie Mitchell Gibson and 2020 sixth-rounder Garin Bjorklund also star between the pipes.

The full Capitals development camp roster can be found here.

Capitals Open House Information

The Capitals prospects will face off at Capital One Arena at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. Fans are asked to RSVP here.

Not only is there a scrimmage, but fans will also have the chance to win prizes and take photos. Select alumni will also be in attendance, and there will be a meet and greet with Biscuit, the team’s service-dog-in-training.

In addition, Miroshnichenko will be signing autographs from 6-7 p.m. at the Stella Lounge in section 108.

The scrimmage also gives season ticket holders the opportunity to test drive different seating options.

How To Watch The Scrimmage

If fans can’t attend, the scrimmage is still available to watch online on Monumental Sports Network. Click here to watch.