Here is a sure sign that summer is almost over. The Capitals have annouced the dates for both rookie and training camp. Session times and rosters will be announced later.
From the press release:
The Washington Capitals 2009 rookie camp and training camp will once again be held at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va.
Rookie camp will begin Monday, Sept. 7, and will conclude with a road game against the Philadelphia Flyers rookies at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, at Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J. The game is open to the public and free of charge. This is the third straight year that Washington rookies will play Philadelphia rookies prior to training camp.
Veterans will report to training camp on Saturday, Sept. 12, and will be available for interviews and photographs at Kettler Capitals Iceplex that day. On-ice training camp activities will begin on Sunday, Sept. 13.