Forsberg speaks to the media after the scrimmage. (Photo credit: Chris Gordon)
The Caps prospects and invitees to Development Camp played their fourth scrimmage today, but once again some of the most interesting moves were made off the ice. First-round draft pick Filip Forsberg signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Capitals today, and goalie coach Dave Prior expressed disappointment in prospect Steffen Soberg‘s 2011-12 season.
Despite the fact Forsberg has one more year on his contract with Leksand of the Swedish Allsvenskan League, he stressed that he wanted to commit to the team. “It was a dream come true,” he told CSN’s Chuck Gormley. “I got a good first feeling from the Capitals and I thought it was a good decision to get it done right away.”
Team White won the scrimmage 4-1, with White’s goals scored by David Civitarese, Connor Carrick, Barry Almeida, and Chandler Stephenson on a penalty shot. Team Red’s lone goal was scored by T.J. Syner.
Below the jump, check out Chris Gordon’s photos from the day.
Russian goalie Sergei Kostenko walks out of the locker before the scrimmage.
Goalie prospect Brandon Anderson.
Bears coach Mark French behind the bench.
Adam McKenzie of the Air Force Academy.
Tom Wilson (red) fights for the puck.
Wilson waits for a faceoff.
Wilson battles for the puck.
Filip Forsberg congratulates his teammates on a goal.
Adam Oates walks to the locker room.
Wilson makes his way down the hall.
Connor Carrick celebrates a goal.
Wilson jaws with the other team.
Stan Galiev (red) knocks over the net.
Wilson has a laugh.
Max Iafrate congratulates Kostenko on the victory.
Garrett Haar laughs after the win.
As does Galiev.
Forsberg signs an autograph for a young fan.
Scouting director Ross Mahoney talks to reporters.