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The Noon Number: Deschamps to Debut?

A look at 2013-14's Caps NHL first-timers

Photo by Kyle Mace/Sweetest Hockey on Earth

6 - Number of players to make their NHL regular-season debut with the Capitals so far this season, a number which could be bumped up to seven tomorrow night if Marcus Johansson (visa issues) is unavailable and Nicolas Deschamps, who was recalled from Hershey earlier today, gets a sweater.

How does that number stack up against recent seasons? Glad you asked...

  • 2013-14 (6): Tom Wilson, Connor Carrick, Patrick Wey, Nate Schmidt, Michael Latta, Julien Brouillette
  • 2011-12 (2): Philipp Grubauer, Cameron Schilling
  • 2011-12 (3): Tomas Kundratek, Dmitry Orlov, Cody Eakin
  • 2010-11 (2): Braden Holtby, Marcus Johansson
  • 2009-10 (3): Mathieu Perreault, John Carlson, Kyle Wilson
  • 2008-09 (7): Semyon Varlamov, Michal Neuvirth, Karl Alzner, Sean Collins, Jay Beagle, Oskar Osala, Andrew Gordon
  • 2007-08 (3): Nicklas Backstrom, Sami Lepisto, Chris Bourque
  • 2006-07 (2): Jeff Schultz, Jamie Hunt
  • 2005-06 (9): Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green, Tomas Fleischmann, Jakub Klepis, Eric Fehr, David Steckel, Louis Robitaille, Joey Tenute, Jonas Johansson