- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 13, 2013

Capitals players were skating for a long time before the official start of camp Sunday. But their most recent game experience varies. Here’s how each guy spent the NHL lockout:

Player, Pos., Age, Lockout experience

Braden Holtby, G, 23, Played for Hershey Bears (American Hockey League)

Michal Neuvirth, G, 24, Played for HC Sparta Praha (Czech Extraliga)


Karl Alzner, D, 24, Skated in Calgary

John Carlson, D, 23, Skated in Washington

Mike Green, D, 27, Skated in Washington

Roman Hamrlik, D, 38, Skated in Montreal

Jeff Schultz, D, 26, Skated in Calgary

John Erskine, D, 32, Skated in Kingston, Ont.

Jack Hillen, D, 26, Skated in Minnesota

Cam Schilling, D, 24, Played for Hershey Bears (American Hockey League)

Alex Ovechkin, LW, 27, Played for Dynamo Moscow (Kontinental Hockey League)

Nicklas Backstrom, C, 25, Played for Dynamo Moscow (Kontinental Hockey League)

Brooks Laich, F, 29, Played for Kladno Flyers (Swiss National League A)

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