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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Hershey blueliner Connor Hobbs retires, the NHL postpones 2021 events and more

NHL: SEP 20 Preseason - Capitals at Canadiens Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The NHL announced yesterday that the 2021 Winter Classic in Minneapolis and the 2021 All-Star Weekend in Sunrise, Florida have been postponed, citing coronavirus concerns at fan-centric events. [NHL]
  • Former Capitals prospect and Hershey Bears blueliner Connor Hobbs retired from professional hockey yesterday; the announcement came in an interview he did for the Regina Leader-Post. We wish you all the best, Connor! [Leader-Post, NoVa Caps]
  • The Capitals re-signed Jonas Siegenthaler to a bargain of a deal on Wednesday, and boy oh boy did they make an excellent decision. [StarsandSticks]
  • New Caps assistant coach Kevin McCarthy held a conference call with DC media yesterday and discussed his move to Washington. [NoVa Caps]
  • Two Capitals prospects made this list of the 155 top players within NHL organizations. Can you guess who? [Athletic ($)]
  • Want to get a head start on the 2021 NHL Draft? Then check out this list of players to keep an eye on this year. [THN]
  • Here’s something fun: former Cap Alexander Semin and current Caps prospect Alex Alexeyev faced off in a KHL game this week! [NoVa Caps]

Finally, let’s relive the epic comeback victory in Vancouver from last October...