24 April, 2014

Dmitry Kugryshev's New Media Debut

Dmitry Kugryshev at a Washington Nationals game.jpgWe chatted with Washington Capitals’ draft pick Dmitry Kugryshev (2008, 2nd round) back in September — he had some fun with his answers and clearly enjoyed the interview.

Now Kugryshev has a blog of his own; check it out here, and read on for an excerpt about his time in Washington D.C.

“At 18 – I was drafted, as some of you know. Expected to go in the 3 round. And to my surprise ended up being picked in the 2nd. Of course, never did I imagine that Washington would pick me. I was extremely happy – to be picked at all, and to be picked by them. There are a lot of Russians on the team, and the team itself is really good. Went there for the training camp. Loved everything: the City, the Team. Honestly, everything was awesome.

“First night there, we went out to dinner, where I joined Ovechkin, his parents, Semin, [and] Fedorov. In the past, I could not even dream of something like that – sitting at the table with stars of that caliber. The guys ended up being completely normal, without any ‘I am a Star’ attitudes. None whatsoever.”


  1. Doug wrote:

    Very good. My wife and I really liked what we saw of this young man. He could realy be a steal in the draft of 2008.

    23 December, 2008 at 5:35 pm | Permalink
  2. NS2NOVA wrote:

    It’s refreshing to see the comments by one of our Russian prospects, especially one with a more than functional ability in English. Hopefully he’ll be in the system for a long time, and we get to hear more about adjusting to life in North America.

    23 December, 2008 at 6:52 pm | Permalink
  3. Dan wrote:

    Thanks for covering our site! We expect an update for Dmitry’s blog within the next couple of days.
    BTW – we are currently in discussions with another player from the Caps about writing his blog on our site. It will be a huge surprise! (for everyone!)

    24 December, 2008 at 12:41 am | Permalink
  4. OrderedChaos (Mike Rucki) wrote:

    Looking forward to it Dan!

    24 December, 2008 at 10:14 am | Permalink
  5. DAN wrote:

    Here we go! http://www.icedaily.com/blog/39/Roy_stresses_
    BUT.. The surprise is still in the works! ;)

    30 December, 2008 at 12:34 am | Permalink