Mar 16, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; General view of the Verizon Center before the game between the Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Mandatory Credit: Paul Frederiksen-USA TODAY Sports

Travis Boyd: Washington Capitals Player Profile

Last week, the Capitals held their development camp at the Kettler Center and Travis Boyd was at his fourth attendance of the development camp.  Boyd is only 20 starting in the system when he was 16. 

Travis Boyd impressed the coaches at the development camp and it was said that he seemed to have a knack of being around the puck and the puck seemed to following around the ice.

“I agree with you,” Caps assistant coach Lane Lambert said. “He’s all over the puck. The puck kind of follows him around. He’s got great sense, great vision and he has been very noticeable.

“There’s a certain knack to having the puck follow you around. It just doesn’t happen by accident.”

Boyd prefers to have the puck on his stick and be in control of the action.

“I like to have the puck on my stick and I like to skate with it,” Boyd said. “I think with each year I get a little more comfortable. I’m at a point now where quite a bit of guys are younger than I am. Each year it’s about feeling a little more at home.”

Boyd was draft by the Capitals in 2011 in the 6th round, but he seems to be one of those diamonds in the rough for the Capitals.  Boyd, even though he is 20, says it feels a little bit more like home and he doesn’t feel like one of the younger guys just coming in.  Being through 3 coaches since being with the Capitals, he has taken a lot out of his short experience so far.

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