Will the changing of the guard mean a return to the playoffs by the Caps this season?
The Capitals have invited 35 forwards, 23 defensemen and eight goalies to their training camp, which opens on Friday.
The Capitals rookies will get a dose of NHL action when they join the veterans at camp on Friday.
Barry Trotz says the role of the Caps' sixth defenseman will be a battle between John Erskine, Jack Hillen and Dmitry Orlov.
Nathan Walker has had quite the journey to the NHL, and after being drafted by the Capitals his perseverance is rewarded.