Camp Rosters Released

The Capitals’ training camp and rookie camp rosters hit the streets today (any minute now on http://www.washingtoncaps.com). Washington has a 30-man roster for its rookie camp, which gets underway this Saturday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Included on that list are three players (defensemen Karl Alzner and Josh Godfrey and goaltender Simeon Varlamov) who are currently playing in the Super Series between Russia and Canada. Those three will be late arrivals to rookie camp but may be able to participate in the Sept. 12 scrimmage with the Flyers’ team of rookies in Voorhees, NJ.

Also on the rookie camp roster are four forwards (Jay Beagle, Marty Guerin, Dan Kronick and Tommy Maxwell) who are in camp on amateur tryout agreements. Beagle and Kronick both attended the team’s summer development camp in July, and their performance at that camp was sufficient to get them another look in September.

Rookie camp will have a meaning all its own, because not all participants will be staying in town past Sept. 12. At the conclusion of the rookie camp, a certain number of rookies will be asked to stay for the team’s regular training camp which gets underway on Fri. Sept. 14. There are currently 38 players on Washington’s training camp roster. Those players plus the invited rookies will take the ice at Kettler on the 14th to begin preparation for the team’s opening night contest in Atlanta on Oct. 5. All practices at Kettler are free and open to the public.

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5 Comments on “Camp Rosters Released”

  1. KP Says:

    I notice that Oskar Osala is absent from the list. Does this mean that he will be playing in Finland this coming season as opposed to Hershey, SC or possibly even Washington? Maybe the thinking is to keep him an extra year unsigned so that he hits UFA status a year later? I was really looking forward to seeing this big kid in camp and possibly up in Hershey.

  2. dumpnchase Says:

    Osala will be playing in Finland this season. Having already signed a pro contract in his natice Finland, I don’t think it made a lot of sense for him to come over here and try to make the Hershey roster.

  3. fauxrumors Says:

    1) We wonder how his(and his team’s) poor showing in the “Super series” will carry over into camp/season for Simeon Varlamov. He’s/his team getting shelled night in and night out.

  4. dumpnchase Says:

    Faux,
    I wouldn’t worry about it. He’s a kid playing behind a sketchy defense against a juggernaut of a team. I don’t think it will scar him, and no one should be evaluating him on the basis of this series, either.

  5. dumpnchase Says:

    One correction to the above as pointed out by an astute reader: Maxwell actually is under contract to Hershey for this season and is not on an ATO like the other three players mentioned.


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