Washington Capitals Prospect Update: Orlov Shines, Stephenson On Streak

Dmitry Orlov and Stanislav Gailev highlighted last week for Washington Capitals’ prospects, as the two Russians hope to reach the next level. Take a look below at The Hockey Writers weekly report on Caps’ prospects.


Stanislav Gailev: The Moscow native picked up a goal and an assist in the Reading Royals first two games to open the season last weekend against the South Carolina Stingrays. Last year he finished tied for second in goal for Reading with 23, which was also tied for the most ever by a Reading rookie. He led the ECHL in power play goals by a rookie (14) and power play points by a rookie (23).

Patrick Wey: This former Boston College defensive product picked up his first career pro point on Sunday, with an assist. He has one shot on goal and a minus one through his first two games with the Royals.

Michal Cajkovsky: After a long stay in Washington Capitals training camp, the Slovakian defenseman has an assist and is tied for the team lead with seven shots on goal through two games.


Dmitry Orlov: Washington’s defensive prospect contributed four points in Hershey’s win over St. John’s Saturday night, a breakout performance that was certainly needed for the Russian.

Philipp Grubauer: The Capitals top goaltending prospect turned his best performance of the year through two starts, with a shutout over the IceCaps in Hershey’s first regulation win. He recorded two shutouts last year in his first AHL season.

Player Oct. 14-20 YTD (Year to Date)
Cameron Schilling 1 SOG, -1 3 SOG, 2 PIM, -3
Dmitry Orlov 1 G, 3 A, 1 SOG, +3 1 G, 3 A, 2 PT/G, 3 PIM, -1
Garrett Mitchell 3 SOG, -3 4 SOG, -2
Michael Latta 2 SOG, 14 PIM, -1 1 SHG, 1 A, 4 SOG, 16 PIM
Nathan Walker DNP 5 SOG, 2 PIM, -2
Tomas Kundratek 2 PIM 1 G, .33 PT/G, 3 SOG, 6 PIM


Chandler Stephenson: Playing forward in Regina for the Pats, this forward has definitely earned some attention. He currently has an eleven game point streak and has seven goals and nine assists during that stretch.

Madison Bowey: RMNB provides a brief scouting report on the Caps’ defensive prospect, here.

Player Team Oct. 14-20 YTD (Year to Date)
Andre Burakovsky Erie Otters (OHL) 1 G 7 G (3 PPG), 6 A, 1.30 PT/G,
Blake Heinrich Sioux City Muskateers (USHL) 2 G, 11 PIM, +1 2 G, 2 A, 12 SOG, 22 PIM
Brian Pinho Indiana Ice (USHL) 2 SOG, -1 2 G, 2 A, .5 PT/G, 17 SOG
Chandler Stephenson Regina Pats (WHL) 2 G, 1 A, +1 7 G, 9 A, 1.45 PT/G, +5
Garrett Haar Portland Winterhawks (WHL) 2 PIM, +4 1 G, 8 A, .82 PT/G, +13
Jaynen Rissling Calgary Hitmen (WHL) 1 G, 1 A, +2 4 G, 7 A, .92 PT/G, 28 PIM
Madison Bowey Kelowna Rockets (WHL) 1 A, +3 4 G, 6 A, 1 PT/G, 20 PIM, +7
Tyler Lewington Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) 1 A, 10 PIM, +1 1 G, 6 A, .64 PT/G, 31 PIM, +10
Zach Sanford Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL) 2 G, 2 A, 11 SOG, 2 PIM, +2 4 G, 2 A, 26 SOG, 10 PIM, +4


Riley Barber: Miami University of Ohio dropped their first game of the year this weekend, falling to North Dakota state this weekend. The Hockey Writers’ Eric Burton gave his thoughts on his one goal performance in two games, Barber has eight points in his first four games.

“I was really impressed with RedHawks forward Riley Barber (Washington Capitals). While the sophomore forward only scored one goal on the weekend, I thought he’s was a factor in both games. He’s an elite player that will be heard from, before the season is over. Last season, he scored (15g-24a—39pts), and I wouldn’t shocked at all to see him as a top 10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Trophy,” wrote Burton.

Riley Barber (Jeff Sabo/Miami University)
Riley Barber (Jeff Sabo/Miami University)

Patrick Koudys: This Penn State defenseman won’t jump out on the score sheet, but his defensive mentality won’t go unquestioned.  He’s expected to play a strong role on the Nittany Lion’s defense this season.

“I thought everyone played well, but Patrick Koudys was just an absolute man tonight,” Penn State head coach Guy Gadowsky said. “You talk about the penalty kill and obviously they say your goaltender is the best penalty killer, and he certainly was, but Koudys has to be a pretty close second. He probably blocked as many shots as Skoff.”

Player Year Team YTD (Year to Date)
Austin Wuthrich Junior Notre Dame University 1 G, 3 A, 1 PT/G, 14 SOG
Caleb Herbert Junior University of Minnesota Duluth 2 A, .5 PT/G, 10 PIM
Patrick Koudys Junior Pennsylvania State University 2 PIM
Riley Barber Sophomore Miami University of Ohio 5 G, 3 A, 2 PT/G, 16 SOG
Thomas DiPauli Sophomore Notre Dame University 1 G, .25 PT/G, 11 SOG
Travis Boyd Junior Minnesota University 1 G, 2 A, .75 PT/G


Travis Boyd: This two-way forward is looking to make a big impact at the University of Minnesota this season.

“Everyone’s still trying to find their role,” Boyd told the Minnesota Daily. “I think I’m a guy who’s hopefully going to go out there and give you offense every night, but also go out there and shut down a top line if they need to be and be strong defensively.”

“I like to talk. I like to have a good time. I’m not a quiet guy in the locker room. So, I definitely get up and speak vocally if I think I should say something, or if I think it’s needed.”

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