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Capitals Release 2016-17 Training Camp Roster and Schedule

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Preparations for the upcoming season officially begin tomorrow, September 22

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Tomorrow officially marks the start of fall. It also, fittingly enough, marks the official start of the Caps' 2016 Training Camp, as (most of) the players will gather at Kettler for their annual physicals and other preliminary testing before finally hitting the ice on Friday.

All told, 65 Capitals, prospects and hopefuls will attend this year's camp (38 forwards, 19 defensemen and 8 goalies), with participants initially divided into three teams: Red, White and Blue.

Here's how they shake out:

WHITE TEAM BLUE TEAM RED TEAM
1 Jay Williams G 4 Taylor Chorney D 2 Matt Niskanen* D
14 Justin Williams RW 10 Brett Connolly RW 8 Alex Ovechkin* LW
20 Lars Eller C 13 Jakub Vrana LW 9 Dmitry Orlov* D
21 Lucas Johansen D 16 Stanislav Galiev RW 17 Chris Bourque RW
22 Madison Bowey D 18 Chandler Stephenson C 19 Nicklas Backstrom* C
23 Zach Sill LW 26 Daniel Winnik LW 27 Karl Alzner D
24 Riley Barber RW 28 Paul Carey C 31 Philipp Grubauer* G
25 Ryan Bourque LW 29 Christian Djoos D 33 Parker Milner G
34 Jonas Siegenthaler D 38 Colby Williams D 35 Joe Cannata G
44 Brooks Orpik D 40 Garrett Pilon C 36 Connor Hobbs D
46 Darren Dietz D 41 Vitek Vanecek G 39 Christian Thomas RW
51 Hubert Labrie D 42 Brad Malone LW 43 Tom Wilson RW
57 Nolan LaPorte RW 48 Domenic Monardo RW 47 Beck Malenstyn LW
75 Tim McGauley C 61 Dan DeSalvo LW 50 Joey Leach D
76 Garrett Mitchell RW 81 Adam Carlson G 55 Aaron Ness D
79 Nathan Walker LW 88 Nate Schmidt D 59 Dylan Margonari C
82 Zach Sanford C 95 Dmitriy Zaitsev D 65 Andre Burakovsky LW
84 Drew MacIntyre G
66 Dustin Gazley LW
85 Josh Pitt LW 70 Braden Holtby* G
90 Marcus Johansson LW 72 Travis Boyd C
93 Steven McParland LW 73 John Parker RW
74 John Carlson* D
77 T.J. Oshie* RW
78 Tyler Lewington D
83 Jay Beagle C
87 Liam O’Brien LW
92 Evgeny Kuznetsov* C

* = Players currently attending the WCoH


Teams will get a new look on Monday when the first of the World Cup stragglers begin to head home, and as the Caps get ready for their first preseason action against the 'Canes that evening, then daily after that as cuts are made.

On-ice workouts will commence on Friday, with all practice sessions and scrimmages free and open to the public. Opening weekend will look like this (and the full schedule can be found here):

Friday, September 23
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Group White practice (Arlington Rink)
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Group White practice (Capitals Rink)

11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Group Red practice (Arlington Rink)
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Group Red practice (Capitals Rink)

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Group Blue practice (Arlington Rink)
1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m. Group Blue practice (Capitals Rink)

Saturday, September 24
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Group Blue practice (Arlington Rink)
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Group Blue practice (Capitals Rink)

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Group White practice (Arlington Rink)
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Group White practice (Capitals Rink)

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Group Red practice (Arlington Rink)
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Group Red practice (Capitals Rink)

Sunday, September 25
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Group Red practice (Arlington Rink)
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Group Red practice (Capitals Rink)

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Group Blue practice (Arlington Rink)
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Group Blue practice (Capitals Rink)

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Group White practice (Arlington Rink)
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Group White practice (Capitals Rink)

To paraphrase the great Thin Lizzy, the boys are (almost all sort of eventually) back in town!