(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!

(All photos by Chris Gordon — Click to enlarge)

Group A Takes the Ice

George McPhee and Olie Kolzig speak to the media

Group B Gets Their Turn at KCI.

Orlov dishes out a massive hit.

Video of the hard skate at the end of the day

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  • http://twitter.com/ianoland Ian Oland

    My favorite photo for obvious reasons http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Caps-Development-Camp-Day-One-21-of-651.jpg

  • Anonymous

    Awesome stuff guys

  • http://twitter.com/lilmikeymom lilmikeysmom

    I love these pictures….tells it all!!!  Can’t wait for Hockey!!!!

  • Sara Bae

    we are going thursday and saturday! :-) see you then?

  • Rob

    I hate to show off my ignorance, but what significance are the colors of the sweaters? Black, gray, yellow, red, maroon, green, white.

  • Donnaeconomos

    Great pictures!

  • ClancyKolzig

    @Rob — Typically for Caps practice during the season, black/dark blue sweaters are worn by defensemen and the other colored sweaters usually indicate forward line combos.  Why they pick those specific colors for each lines –  I don’t know.  Probably just what the equipment mgr orders based on the # of people who are coming to camp.

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