The Capitals will get back to work soon. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

The Washington Capitals have announced their 65-man roster and schedule for training camp, which begins with their off-ice testing Thursday and continues with the first on-ice session Friday. For the first two practice days, the roster will be split up into three squads, but afterward will be adjusted into different groups daily, named after Capitals legends.

Check back later for position-by-position previews of the incoming crop, but for now the schedule for training camp can be found here, and the roster is below. The preseason opener comes Monday at New Jersey.

ROSTER (2017-18 TEAM)


16 John Albert, Karpat (Finland)

19 Nicklas Backstrom, Capitals

82 Robbie Baillargeon, Arizona State

24 Riley Barber, Capitals/Hershey (AHL)

50 Matias Bau, Frederikshavn (Denmark)

83 Jay Beagle, Capitals

17 Chris Bourque, Hershey

72 Travis Boyd, Capitals/Hershey

65 Andre Burakovsky, Capitals

39 Alex Chiasson, Calgary Flames

96 Stephen Collins, SUNY-Geneseo

10 Brett Connolly, Capitals

97 Jimmy Devito, Rensselaer Polytech. Inst.

71 Kevin Elgestal, HC Vita Hästen (Sweden)

20 Lars Eller, Capitals

66 Dustin Gazley, Hershey

91 Tyler Graovac, Minnesota Wild/Iowa (AHL)

67 Hampus Gustafsson, Merrimack College/Hershey

73 Tanner Jeannot, Moose Jaw (WHL)

92 Evgeny Kuznetsov, Capitals

47 Beck Malenstyn, Calgary (WHL)

75 Tim McGauley, South Carolina (ECHL)

76 Garrett Mitchell, Hershey

54 Mason Mitchell, Hershey

87 Liam O’Brien, Capitals/Hershey

77 T.J. Oshie, Capitals

8 Alex Ovechkin, Capitals

14 Anthony Peluso, Manitoba (AHL)

40 Garrett Pilon, Hershey/Kamloops (WHL)

94 Damien Riat, Genève-Servette HC (Switzerland)

51 Kristian Marthinsen, Almtuna IS (Sweden)

61 Brendan Semchuk, Vancouver (WHL)

23 Zach Sill, Hershey

93 Mark Simpson, Univ. of New Brunswick

42 Wayne Simpson, Providence (AHL)

25 Devante Smith-Pelly, New Jersey Devils

18 Chandler Stephenson, Capitals/Hershey

13 Jakub Vrana, Capitals/Hershey

79 Nathan Walker, Hershey

43 Tom Wilson, Capitals


84 Kristofers Bindulis, Lake Superior State Univ.

22 Madison Bowey, Hershey

74 John Carlson, Capitals

4 Taylor Chorney, Capitals

29 Christian Djoos, Hershey

36 Connor Hobbs, Regina (WHL)

56 Tommy Hughes, Hartford (AHL)

21 Lucas Johansen, Kelowna (WHL)

3 Jyrki Jokipakka, Ottawa Senators

53 Hubert Labrie, Hershey

78 Tyler Lewington, Hershey

55 Aaron Ness, Capitals/Hershey

2 Matt Niskanen, Capitals

9 Dmitry Orlov, Capitals

44 Brooks Orpik, Capitals

34 Jonas Siegenthaler, Hershey/Zurich

38 Colby Williams, Hershey

95 Dmitri Zaitsev, Moose Jaw


81 Adam Carlson, South Carolina

1 Pheonix Copley, St. Louis/Hershey

31 Philipp Grubauer, Capitals

70 Braden Holtby, Capitals

33 Parker Milner, South Carolina/Hershey

35 Adam Morrison, Rapid City (ECHL)

41 Vitek Vanecek, Hershey

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