Mattias Sjogren gets high-sticked, loses tooth, remains lovely and Swedish.

When asked for his thoughts on 23 year-old Swede Mattias Sjogren, Caps head coach Bruce Boudreau had little to provide Monday morning at Washington’s Development Camp.

But three hours later, and with Sjogren missing a tooth, the bench boss was impressed.

“A minute in, I’m going, ‘Are you kidding me?’” Boudreau said. “He went around the net and I think the goalie’s stick came up and knocked out a tooth and welcome to North America.”

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(Photo credit: Chris Gordon)

The Caps began their annual Development Camp on Monday, held at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia for the fifth year in a row. The six day session features prospects signed in the organization, including Cody Eakin, Stanislav Galiev, Dimitri Orlov and Mattias Sjogren, as well free agent invitees and players selected at the Draft last month.

Day one was pretty exciting. Group A skated around a bunch of cones, Bruce blew his whistle a lot, Troy Brouwer addressed the DC media for the first time, George McPhee looked super dreamy, Olie the Goalie (coach) showed off his new sweatpants, Sjogren lost a chicklet, Group B skated around another bunch of cones, Bruce blew his whistle a lot more before the day was capped off with everyone’s favorite drill: wind sprints! And some trick shots of course.

Below, I relive the day in photos!

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Following today’s development camp activities, Dmitry Orlov (now and forever spelled with a y) and Stan Galiev spent a few minutes goofing around on the ice. Moving the net up the ice, they practiced point-blank distance trick shots before calling it a day.

Orlov and Galiev flipped the puck from around the back of the net, from halfway up the ice, and from extreme angles. Perhaps they’re working on one of those Granlund-style lacrosse goals, or maybe Stanislav Galiev’s header (13 seconds in) is the real future of the Capitals’ offense. Either way, we’re probably looking at the future of the Caps: fun, creative, and somewhat mischievous.

Ovi’s gonna love these guys.

RMNB Party 3.5: Saturday, July 16 at Front Page VA

Oh snap. Come party with us on Saturday afternoon at The Front Page in Arlington!

Huh? Dude, read above. It’s a party at Front Page VA after all the development camp shenanigans are over.

Why? Why not, man? It’s summer time. We miss you guys. The prospects are in town. Tons of changes in the Caps org. Peter got a new bulldog. Pick a reason; they’re all good.

Where? The Front Page. 4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22203. Just across from KCI. A stone’s throw from Cold Stone. You can’t miss it.  We’ll be hanging out at the front bar and the outdoor patio.

When? Well, again, we told you this already. It’s like you’re not paying attention. Saturday, July 16, 2011. Right after the scrimmage (which starts at 10am). Let’s say 1 PM, but it could be anytime around then. Party goes on til 5-ish. Then you can go crash Michael Jenkins’ party.

Who? You, hopefully. Of course we’ll be there, and that includes RMNB-, WaPo-, and ESPN-published sports maven slash Twitter personality Neil Greenberg.

3.5? We’re doing half-parties now. Since the eventual RMNB Party 4 will be so massive that house plants will be knocked over by its gravitational pull, we thought giving this one a modest point five was the right thing to do.

Anything else? Happy hour specials from 3 to 5 if your whistle needs wetting.

So will we see you there?