Every summer Capitals assistant general manager Ross Mahoney has one full week to reap what his scouting staff has sewn.
Eliot Antonietti is hard not to notice.
At 6-foot-6, 236 pounds, the heavily bearded defensemen from Orbe, Switzerland is one part lumberjack, one part hockey player.
On Day One of development camp, the Caps’ top prospects worked with skating coaches who critiqued their strides and tried correcting bad habits.
Connor Carrick will be the first to tell you that as a 19-year-old defenseman he was living the dream last season as a member of the Washington Capitals.