Former firstround pick Jakub Vrana, shown here last summer, will be among the attendees at development camp (Matt McClain/ The Washington Post)

The Washington Capitals announced the schedule and 36-man roster for their 2015 development camp, a five-day summer session for prospects beginning next Tuesday at their practice facility in Arlington.

The crop, evenly partitioned with 18 former draft picks and 18 classified as free agents, features a host of skaters expected to spend next season in the American Hockey League, including defenseman Madison Bowey, former first-rounder Jakub Vrana, center Chandler Stephenson and winger Riley Barber, as well as three of their four selections from the 2015 draft. The only one not attending will be Russian goaltender Ilya Samsonov, tabbed 22nd overall last weekend.

The calendar, one day shorter than last year’s event, begins Tuesday with morning and afternoon ice sessions for the white and red teams, which have yet to be determined. Both squads will hold on-ice practices once on Wednesday and Friday, and twice next Thursday. The camp concludes with an intrasquad scrimmage on July 11 at 10:30 a.m., accompanying the Capitals’ annual Fan Fest.

The full roster and schedule is below, but here are some names to watch:

Riley Barber: A former sixth-round pick who blossomed into one of the organization’s top forward prospects, Barber turned pro following his junior season at Miami (Ohio) University and should start somewhere at right wing for the Hershey Bears next season. He had 40 points in 38 games for the RedHawks, leading the National Collegiate Hockey Conference with 180 shots on goal.

Madison Bowey: As the captain of the WHL championship-winning Kelowna Rockets, Bowey arrives at camp ready to leap into the minor leagues, ideally to help fill the void left by the departures of Cameron Schilling and Steve Oleksy. A second-round pick in 2013, Bowey had 60 points in 58 games for the Rockets last season, earning a spot on the Memorial Cup all-star team after leading them to the finals. He also won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2015 IIHF world junior championships, notching four points in seven games.

Travis Boyd: One of several late-season additions to Hershey’s roster, the University of Minnesota graduate had 41 points in 32 games for the Golden Gophers last season and should contribute with the Bears, with whom he had a goal and an assist in two games.

Christian Djoos: The Swedish son of former NHLer Par Djoos, Christian made the leap stateside last season, logging one appearance with Hershey after a career-high 17 points in 50 games for Brynas IF Galve. Like Bowey, he should provide some young depth on the Bears’ blue line.

Liam O’Brien: The darling of last fall’s training camp, O’Brien emerged from nowhere to win an opening-night job in the Capitals’ lineup, parlaying a strong preseason into an entry-level contract. Washington later reassigned the fourth-line to Hershey, where he had eight points and 121 penalty minutes in 45 games. He is expected to start there again this season, but could be on the short list of recalls, depending on what the Capitals need.

Jonas Siegenthaler: The Capitals thought so highly of the Swiss blue-liner that they traded up five spots to nab him at this year’s draft and, with Samsonov absent, he will serve as the marquee draftee for development camp. He has international experience at the world junior championships and spent 2014-15 playing with Zurich in the Swiss-A League, against the country’s top competition.

Chandler Stephenson: A staple for Hershey during his first full professional season out of the Western Hockey League, the 21-year-old Stephenson figures to again factor into the Bears’ plans once the roster turns over to a young, prospect-laden core. He had 14 points in 54 games with the Bears.

Vitek Vanecek: Even with prospect Pheonix Copley packaged to St. Louis in the T.J. Oshie deal, Vanecek still should begin 2014-15 in the ECHL with the South Carolina Stingrays, easing his transition into the professional ranks. The language barrier caused struggles for him last year, after Washington picked him in the second round, but his 2.24 goals against average and .925 save percentage in the Czech Republic’s second-tier league should provide a workable foundation for goaltending guru Mitch Korn.

Jakub Vrana: The skilled Czech winger dazzled for Hershey during the Calder Cup playoffs, recording six assists in 10 games to complement his five assists in three regular-season appearances. He should be a top-six fixture for Hershey this season, his first in North America after leaving Linkoping of the Swedish Hockey League.

Nathan Walker: The first Australian-born player drafted into the NHL, Walker’s 2014-15 season ended with a torn ACL on Jan. 28, but he has reportedly recovered enough to skate at development camp. Walker had four points in 28 games with Hershey last season before moving to South Carolina, where the injury happened.


G Keegan Asmundson, Canisius College, free agent

RW Riley Barber, Miami University, 2012 draft

RW Marcus Basara, University of Alaska, free agent

D Madison Bowey, Kelowna (WHL), 2013 draft

F Travis Boyd, University of Minnesota, 2011 draft

D Lucas Carlsson, Brynas (Sweden Jr.), free agent

LW Trevor Cox, Medicine Hat (WHL), free agent

RW Jonathan Davidsson, Djurgarden (Sweden Jr.), free agent

LW Thomas DiPauli, Notre Dame, 2012 draft

D Christian Djoos, Brynas (Sweden), 2012 draft

RW Kevin Elgestal, Frolunda (Sweden Jr.), 2014 draft

F Shane Gersich, Omaha (USHL), 2014 draft

D Dan Gibb, University of Calgary, free agent

F Caleb Herbert, South Carolina Stingrays, 2010 draft

D Connor Hobbs, Regina (WHL), 2015 draft

G Kasimir Kaskisuo, University of Minnesota Duluth, free agent

RW Miles Koules, Portland (WHL), free agent

RW Nick Lappin, Brown University, free agent

D Kevin Lohan, University of Michigan, free agent

D Dajon Mingo, Bowling Green University, free agent

LW Cody Murphy, Miami (Ohio University, free agent

G Chris Nell, Bowling Green University, free agent

LW Liam O’Brien, Hershey, signed as free agent

D Turner Ottenbreit, Seattle (WHL), free agent

F Brian Pinho, Providence College, 2013 draft

D Neal Pionk, Sioux City (USHL), free agent

G Jan Ruzicka, Mlada (Czech Jr.), free agent

F Zach Sanford, Boston College, 2013 draft

D Jonas Siegenthaler, Zurich (Swiss-A), 2015 draft

RW Stephen Spinner, Omaha (USHL), 2014 draft

LW Chandler Stephenson, Hershey, 2012 draft

D Keoni Texeira, Portland (WHL), free agent

G Vitek Vanecek, Benatky (Czech Jr.), 2014 draft

RW Jakub Vrana, Linkoping (Sweden), 2014 draft

LW Nathan Walker, Hershey, 2014 draft

D Colby Williams, Regina (WHL), 2015 draft


Tuesday, July 7

9 a.m.: Team White on ice
10:45 a.m.: Team Red on ice
4 p.m.: Team White on ice (Capitals rink)
4 p.m.: Team Red on ice (Public rink)
5:15 p.m.: Media availability

Wednesday, July 8

9:30 a.m.: Team White on ice
11:15 a.m.: Team White media availability
11:15 a.m.: Team Red on ice
1 p.m.: Team Red media availability

Thursday, July 9

9 a.m.: Team White on ice
10:45 a.m.: Team Red on ice
4:15 p.m.: Both teams on ice
5:15 p.m.: Media availability
Friday, July 10

10 a.m.: Team White on ice
11:15 a.m.: Team White media availability
11:45 a.m.: Team Red on ice
1 p.m.: Team Red media availability

Saturday, July 11

10:30 a.m.: Intrasquad scrimmage