Stefan Della Rovere for the OHL's Barrie Colts was named the OHL Player of the Week. Della Rovere earned the award after scoring four goals and three assists (4G, 3A) in his last two games. He was selected by the Capitals in the 7th round of the 2008 Entry Draft.
Also in prospect news, Brett Leffler has returned to the Regina Pats line-up after suffering a concussion last week. In his first game back he notched two goals and one assist (2G, 1A) in a 5-4 win over the Kootenay Ice.
"One player whose effort wasn't lacking was right-winger Brett Leffler, who scored two goals and added one assist in his first game back after missing three due to a concussion. However, Leffler also contributed to a near implosion in the second period ."You can read the article HERE.
"I'm very happy with (Leffler's) effort in terms of putting the puck in the net and making some plays and hits, but you have to be more disciplined than that," said Derkatch."
Russian goaltender Simeon Varlamov won his first professional hockey game last night, as the Hershey Bears beat the Norfolk Admirals in a shootout. Varlamov will be splitting time with starting tender Daren Machesney this season.
I hope that all Capitals fans get a chance to read the October 21, 2008 edition of The Hockey News magazine, where they recognize the Capitals as the most exciting team in the NHL.