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Caps prospects Tom Wilson and Madison Bowey celebrate the red team’s 6-4 scrimmage win. (Photos by Chris Gordon)

The Washington Capitals’ annual summer Development Camp for prospects and free agent invitees came to an end on Saturday. Fans packed Kettler Capitals Iceplex for the final scrimmage, an equipment sale, and an autograph signing from Steve Oleksy.

This was Stevie O’s first FanFest after his wild rise this past season and the level of fan attendance impressed the d-man.

“To see the support here at Kettler this weekend for the Fan Fest and watch the up and coming prospects really shows how passionate they are,” Oleksy told reporters. “When you walk into a building like this mid-summer and they’re at maximum capacity it’s a great feeling as a player.”

Below, take a look at my pictures from the day — you’re really just here for ones of Tom Wilson anyway.

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The teams wait to take the ice.

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Caps PA man Wes Johnson kicks things off.

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Wilson looks on before puck drop.

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The game gets going.

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New Hershey Bears coach Mike Haviland watches from behind the bench.

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The red team celebrates a goal.

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The scene.

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Oleksy signs for a tiny fan.

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Recent first round draftee André Burakovsky breaks a 4-4 tie midway through the third period.

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In which Tom Wilson yells naughty words at the other team.

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Strategizin’.

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 An empty netter seals the game for the red team.

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Burakovsky walks back to the locker room.

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Wilson signs for a kid.

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  • Andrew Pang

    Hey, blurry me in the shot from behind Oleksy!