Tag Archive: Capitals Prospects

Sep 21

Trio Of Capitals Prospects Headline Hockey Prospectus's Top 100 Prospects

Every year, Hockey Prospectus makes a list of the top 100 prospects in hockey. This year, the Capitals have a trio of prospects on said list. Evgeny Kuznetsov is ranked 4th, 2012 first round pick Filip Forsberg is ranked 10th, and Stanislav Galiev is ranked 29th. Dmitri Orlov was ranked 71st last year. Braden Holtby …

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Sep 21

Steffen Søberg Records First Shutout Of The Year As Vålerenga wins 4-0

Steffen Søberg came into this season a relative unknown to most Capitals fans. If he keeps playing as well as he has so far this season, that won’t be true for long. Søberg recorded his first shutout of the season as he led Vålerenga to a 4-0 over Lillehammer IK. Søberg stopped all 26 shots, …

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Jul 19

Capitals Sign First Round Pick Tom Wilson

The Washington Capitals have announced that they have reached an agreement with the second of their first round picks, Tom Wilson. Wilson was drafted 16th overall by the Capitals. The contract is a standard three year NHL entry-level contract. He will earn $832,500 a year in the NHL, and $70,000 (with the potential for bonuses) …

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Jul 18

Capitals Prospect Profile: Christian Djoos

Christian Djoos was drafted 195th overall by the Capitals in the 7th round of the 2012 NHL Draft. He is the son of Par Djoos, who briefly played in the NHL. He currently plays for Brynäs IF of the Elitserien league.  Brynäs IF was also Nicklas Backstrom’s team. POSITION: Defenseman. Shoots left-handed. HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’11″/148 pounds PLAYING CAREER: Djoos, after a …

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Jul 17

Capitals Prospect Profile: Stanislav Galiev

Stanislav Galiev is yet another Russian who will play for the Capitals in the near future. Galiev is a left wing, although the Capitals did have him taking faceoffs during Development Camp this year, so a move to center might be in the future for him. HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’0″/188 pounds PLAYING CAREER: Galiev was born in Moscow, Russia. …

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Jul 16

Capitals Prospect Profile: Cameron Schilling

I’ve started off this series with 2 forwards, so I figured I’d mix things up and do a defenseman. Cameron Schilling came into Caps Development Camp an unknown, and emerged as the camp’s biggest surprise. Had it not been for Forsberg’s extremely impressive showing, I’d say he was the best player in the camp. Schilling …

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Jul 16

Capitals Prospect Profile: Tom Wilson

Many (including me) thought that the Washington Capitals might have reached a tad bit when they drafted forward Tom Wilson with the 16th pick of the 2012 NHL draft. That being said, I can easily understand why they would draft him. Wilson represents something that the Capitals have lacked in recent years and desperately need: …

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Jul 16

Capitals Prospect Profile: Filip Forsberg

We all knew that the Semyon Varlamov trade was bad for the Avalanche. The mere fact that the Avalanche gave up a 1st round pick for him was bad enough. Add Filip Forsberg (who was drafted with the pick that the Avalanche gave to the Capitals) into the equation, and it has the potential to …

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Jul 14

Washington Capitals Sign First Round Draft Pick Forsberg To Three Year Deal

The Washington Capitals have officially agreed to terms with 2012 first round draft pick Filip Forsberg. Forsberg’s deal is a 3 year NHL entry-level deal worth $832,500 a season assuming he makes the NHL. His contract would be worth $70,000 in the AHL, but it’s safe to say that he won’t spent much, if any, time …

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