The end of the summer is here for the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, but for no Capitals prospects is it more pressing than Chase Priskie (D, Quinnipiac University), Steven Spinner (RW, University of Nebraska-Omaha) and Benton Maass (D, University of New Hampshire), who actually have to go back to school. Following up a graduating class of NCAA prospects including the likes of Shane Gersich and Brian Pinho, Priskie (rising senior), Spinner (rising senior), and Maass (rising sophomore) are the Capitals’ returnees to the NCAA.
Alexander Alexeyev is the latest in a long line of Russian born players for the current Stanley Cup Champion side.
The smell of hockey is finally in the air! In the UK, the new EIHL season has kicked off, and over in North America, NHL teams prepare to host their training camps.
Almost fifteen years of consecutive playoff appearances do not make for the strongest prospect pool. Coupled with Doug Wilson’s policy of only drafting the safest choices (which he seemingly abandoned for this year to take Ryan Merkley), it leaves you with fistfuls of prospects with a third line/second pair ceiling.