The Washington Capitals have released their Developmental Camp roster this morning.
Notable on the list:
Top prospect Cody Eakin. Lats season in the WHL, Eakin tallied 36 goals and 47 assists in 56 games. On the run to the Championship, Eakin scored 11 goals and 16 assists in 19 playoff appearances. Eakin is the biggest prospect in the Capitals system. Not only in past developmental camps, but in past two Caps training camps, Eakin has been down right impressive. His time is nearing.
2010 third rounder Stanislav Galiev will be part of the camp as well. Galiev played last season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and scored 37 goals and added 27 helpers. He scored an additional 10 tallies in the QMJHL playoffs.
G Phillip Grubauer, the Caps 4th rounder in 2010 NHL Draft, looks to add to the already impressive mix of young Capital goalies. Grubauer was 22-13-3 in the Ontario Hockey League last year.
Dmitry Kurgyshev will make his second appearance at the Caps developmental camp. He was a second round pick in the 2008 NHL Draft. Kugryshev joined the Caps AHL affiliate Hershey Bears last season and scored 8 goals and had 6 assists.
Dmitri Orolov will also attend. Orlov was the Capitals 2nd rounder in the 2009 NHL Draft. The Capitals have high hopes for the Russian defenseman, and he is a highly touted prospect. Orlov signed an entry level deal with the Capitals last March and played in 14 games last season with Hershey. He recorded 2 goals and added 7 assist. Orlov will likely spend a full season in Hershey this year.
Mattias Sjogren will attend his first developmental camp. Sjogren is a highly touted Swede prospect that just inked with the Capitals in June. Last year, he scored 7 goals and 17 assists in the Elite Swedish Junior League. Sjogren is a long shot to make the Caps opening day roster, but could be headed to Chocolatetown.
Steffen Soberg, the Capitals 4th round out of Sweden this season, will attend the developmental camp. Soberg will join Grubauer in trying to add to the Capitals dilemma with all these young goalie prospects.
Taylor Stefishen was acquired by the Caps for a conditional 2013 draft pick from Nashville this season. Stefishen recorded 24 goals and 43 assists int he WHL last season.