- 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)

Marcus Johansson, C/W, 22, Played for BIK Karlskoga (HockeyAllsvenskan)

Wojtek Wolski, W, 26, Played for KH Sanok (Polska Liga Hokejowa)

Troy Brouwer, RW, 27, Skated in Chicago

Jason Chimera, LW, 33, Played for HC Chomutov Pirati (Czech Extraliga)

Jay Beagle, C, 27, Skated in Washington

Joel Ward, RW, 32, Skated in Toronto

Tom Wilson, W, 18, Played for Plymouth Whalers (Ontario Hockey League)

Matt Hendricks, W, 31, Skated in Minnesota

Mathieu Perreault, C, 25, Played for HIFK Helsinki (SM-Liiga)

Eric Fehr, RW, 27, Played for HPK Hameenlinna (SM-Liiga)

Joey Crabb, W, 29, Played for Alaska Aces (ECHL)

Mike Ribeiro, C, 32, Skated in Washington