The Capitals are bringing back their summer Development Camp for draft picks and prospects

The Washington Capitals haven’t hosted one of their summer Development Camps since 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but this year it’s returning. The Caps announced the news in a press release earlier in the day.

Capitals 2022 Development Camp will run from July 11 through July 16 and will be highlighted by a scrimmage at Capital One Arena on Friday, July 15 at 7 PM that’s free to attend for all fans.

The Capitals will use the scrimmage as an open house at Capital One Arena so fans can explore different seating locations and consider buying season tickets.

Fans can meet the Capitals’ team dog, Biscuit, at the event and also get autographs from select alumni.

The full press release from the Capitals is below:

Capitals to Host Open House and Development Camp Scrimmage at Capital One Arena Friday, July 15
Development Camp to Take Place at MedStar Capitals Iceplex July 11-16

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will host a Development Camp Open House and Scrimmage at Capital One Arena on Friday, July 15. Doors open at 6 pm, with Capitals prospects participating in a scrimmage at 7 pm

The event is free and open to the general public and offers fans the opportunity to test drive season ticket locations at Capital One Arena for the 2022-23 season.

Fans are asked to RSVP at Current Club Red 365 members will receive a special invitation to the event directly from the Capitals Membership Services team.

There will be special closing incentives for those who purchase seats during the event, as well as games with prizes on the concourse.

Fans will also have the chance to enter to win prizes via a digital scratch-off ticket in the arena. Once they enter to win, they will receive a text with their digital scratch-off ticket. Prizes include bobbleheads, rally towels, and more.

Select alumni will be at the event, signing autographs for fans. Fans will also have the opportunity to take photographs with the CAPITALS letters and Weagle on the concourse. In addition, there will also be a photo booth featuring additional photo opportunities.

Attendees are also encouraged to visit the Kids Club and Caps Canines tables on the concourse to learn more about the fan clubs. There will also be a meet and greet station featuring Capitals and America’s VetDogs service-dog-in-training Biscuit where fans can interact with Biscuit and learn more about America’s VetDogs.

The Capitals Development Camp will run from July 11-16 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. The entire camp is open to the public (complete on-ice schedule and roster will be announced at a later date). All on-ice sessions are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Capitals Events:

Thursday, July 7: 2022 NHL Draft – first round (ESPN)
Friday, July 8: 2022 NHL Draft – rounds 2-7 (NHL Network)
Monday, July 11: Caps Development Camp begins at MedStar Capitals Iceplex
Wednesday, July 13: First day of NHL free agency
Friday, July 15: Scrimmage at Capital One Arena, camp conclusions