2012 Washington Capitals Development Camp, July 9-14

[Ed. note: this FanPost originally ran on July 3, 2012.]

Information on invitees, attendees and the schedule will be updated as the information is released .

Link to Published Schedule and Roster as of July 3.


Monday, July 9 Group A on ice at 9 a.m.; Group B on ice at 10:45 a.m.; Scrimmage at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 10 Group A on ice at 9 a.m.; Group B on ice at 10:45 a.m.; Scrimmage at 2:45 p.m.

Wednesday, July 11 Group A on ice at 8:50 a.m.; Group B on ice at 10:50 a.m

Thursday, July 12 Group B on ice at 9:15 a.m.; Group A on ice at 10:45 a.m.; Scrimmage at 3 p.m

Friday, July 13 Scrimmage at 9:45 a.m.

Saturday, July 14 scrimmage at 10 am / Caps FanFest Information; Equipment Sale is open to the public at noon

The on-ice workouts, which will include multiple scrimmages, are open to the public and media. The off-ice workouts are closed.

Additional Development Camp Information:

Washington Capitals Development Guide (will add link when it's published)

Location: Kettler Capitals IcePlex, Arlington, VA at Ballston Common Mall (click on link for directions and other information)

About the Roster: Signed Players and Caps Draft Picks

- Of the 10 2012 draft picks, 8 are on the preliminary camp roster

- All 4 2011 draft picks are on the roster

- Of the 22 prospects on the roster: 3 are signed to NHL ELCs (contracts) with the Caps

- Some draft picks not on the camp roster, not under Caps contract but rights are still held: Wuthrich, Kostenko, Kuznetsov

Free Agent Invites: Capitals typically do not identify the free agent Invites in their press releases about development camp...these have been identified via articles, blogs and twitter (all subject to change):

Invited players are listed in alphabetical order by position: F-D-G; for hockeydb or eliteprospects profile click on the player's name.


Andrew Ammon, F, Princeton/NCAA, link to Princeton profile

Matt Bailey, F, U of Alaska Anchorage/NCAA, UAA profile

Brant Harris, F, U of Connecticut/NCAA, UConn profile

Andreas Martinsen, F, Lillehammer/Norway, next yr. Dusseldorf/DEL

Greg Miller, F, Cornell/NCAA

Nardo Nagtzaam, F, Mercyhurst/NCAA (see link to article earlier in thread)

Dan O'Donoghue, F, Mercyhurst/NCAA, link to Mercyhurst profile

Brent Tate, F, Lincoln/USHL (commitment to Bowling Green)

David Vallorani, F, UMass Lowell (NCAA eligibility completed) profile

Nathan Walker, F, HC Vitkovice/CZ League, link to HC Vitkovice profile; see note below

Camden Wojtala, F, Bowling Green/NCAA


C.J. Chartrain, D, Niagara/NCAA

Aaron Gens, D, U of Alaska Fairbanks (NCAA eligibility completed) profile, played handful of games for Lake Erie/AHL

Max Iafrate, D, Kitchener/OHL, link to Kitchener profile

Chris Joyaux, D, Chicago/USHL, next Miami Ohio/NCAA, link to Chicago Steel profile

Adam McKenzie, D, Air Force/NCAA

Michael Quinn, D, Alaska Fairbanks/NCAA

Nate Schmidt, D, Minnesota/NCAA

Steven Seigo, D, Michigan Tech/NCAA

Scott Wietecha, D, Chicago/ECHL

Tyson Wilson, D, Robert Morris/NCAA, RMU profile


Scott Darling, G, played minor pro last 2 seasons - SPHL/ECHL/CHL

Brooks Ostergard, G, Robert Morris/NCAA plus 1 ECHL game (NCAA eligibility completed), RMU profile

Note about Walker and whether the Caps can sign him this summer and some other notes: He’s a ‘94 and he falls under the same rules Hyka did last summer with Philadelphia, due to his age (not 22yo as of the recent entry draft) and playing last season overseas. My understanding is that the Caps can't sign him this summer; he’ll be back in the draft next summer. Note, this does not apply to Andreas Martinsen as he was 22yo at the time of the draft. NA based prospects who were eligible to be drafted but went undrafted are eligible to be signed to an NHL contract this summer. See the Caps signing goalie prospect Brandon Anderson a few years ago, as an example.

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