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Photos: Amanda Bowen

Wednesday, the Capitals hosted the second day of development camp and it was pretty much as the same as Tuesday. Prospects spent most of the session doing skating drills, which included stick handling around mustard yellow poles. Goaltending coach Mitch Korn also worked with the young goaltenders.

In the evening, the prospects planned to go to the Washington Nationals game, but it was rained out for the second straight year.

RMNB’s Amanda Bowen has your photos from today’s session below.

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Participants of the Capitals’ Development Camp come from many different backgrounds. The annual gathering this year features undrafted foreigners, college free agents, and some of the team’s top prospects. One invitee has a particularly interesting story: Kevin Lohan, cousin of actress Lindsay Lohan.

“We’re family, but I usually don’t say much about it,” Lohan said. “You can only control what you can control. You can’t control others.

“To be honest I haven’t seen her in a while,” he added of Lindsay, eight years his senior. “We used to be close when we were younger. Everyone went their separate ways.”

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Tuesday, recently-traded Caps forward Troy Brouwer continued to say his goodbyes, this time joining 106.7 The Fan’s Grant and Danny for a 12-minute interview. The segment was fascinating, and at times sweet (in that awkward radio kind of way). One of those moments was when Brouwer received a surprise call (at the 10:50 mark).

“This is Gary from the Verizon Center,” the caller began. “From all the security guards in the Verizon Center, we’d like to wish you good luck in your next stop and we’ll see you around.”

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Photos: Amanda Bowen

Tuesday marked the first day Caps prospects hit the ice for this year’s Development Camp. Using iPads, the coaches videotaped each player doing skating drills so the Caps could gather intel and teaching material for later in camp. Here’s basically how the morning went: every player would go in front of the camera, say their name (probably with a cool accent), and then proceed to do a drill.

Former Capitals captain Jeff Halpern stopped by to help out the Red Team. He gave some one-on-one attention to defensive prospect Madison Bowey and standout enforcer Liam O’Brien.

The prospects also debuted new shirts.

RMNB’s Amanda Bowen was there for it all. You’ve gotta see her photos. You’ll notice a lot of familiar faces including O’Brien, Stephenson, Herbert, Barber, DiPauli, Boyd, and Djoos.

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On Monday, the Capitals announced they had signed Evgeny Kuznetsov to a two-year, $6 million contract.

“I’m very happy to be here two more years,” Kuznetsov told reporters in a conference room at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, adding that talks originally centered around a longer deal.

“It’s probably good for me and good for the Caps too,” the Russian forward said of his so-called bridge deal. “I have two more years to show my hockey. It’s always motivation for you when have one, two years. Maybe long contract is good too but I’ve never been in that situation.”

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It’s that time again, you guys. Caps Development Camp begins today and runs through Saturday. All of the Caps best prospects (minus first-round pick Ilya Samsonov) will be at Kettler skating, scrimmaging, and signing all your weird items. Here’s the full schedule via the Caps.

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New Capitals forward T.J. Oshie will wear No. 77, the team announced Monday.

Oshie wore No. 74 in St. Louis, but as you know defenseman John Carlson already owns those digits here in D.C. and was not giving it up.

Oshie tried to have a reasonable conversation about his new number on Twitter Thursday, but that was derailed by his new Capitals teammates.

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We’ve got at least two more years of Evgeny Kuznetsov ahead. The 23-year-old RFA forward has signed a two-year bridge contract with the Washington Capitals with an average annual value of $3 million, the Caps announced on Monday.

That’s another solid signing in a summer filled with solid signings.

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Former Capitals head coach Adam Oates surfaced on Monday morning on St. Louis sports talk radio to provide expert insight into what the Caps’ offseason moves mean for the team.

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On July 3rd, Julianne Hough’s Move Live Tour made its way to Wolf Trap, and there was a special Caps-related surprise during the show. I’ll let RMNB reader Topher Gee explain.

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