It's been a grueling season for the Caps' defenseman but Coach Adam Oates isn't worried about the Olympics having a negative impact.
The Capitals defenseman will represent the United States in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
No hockey federations had players skate at Olympic orientation camps this summer, but Capitals defensemen John Carlson and Karl Alzner say it might not matter too much.
USA Hockey wants to give young players a glimpse of Olympic preparations at orientation camp.
Check out the full list of invitees to US Olympic camp, which will be Aug. 26-27 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington.
A handful of Capitals have been invited to their respective country’s orientation ahead of the 2014 Games.
Players will not take part in on-ice practices at the USA Hockey Olympic orientation camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in August.