#1 Ryan Leibold
I live in Ashburn so this is the guy I’m rooting for the most. Ryan Leibold is from Ashburn too. Not only is he an invite but he’s also no stranger to the organization and the facility. He trained at MedStar Capitals Iceplex during his youth and participated in the Little Caps program.
Here’s more on Leibold from the Rookie Camp guide:
"Leibold, who transferred to Merrimack College after playing for four years at the College of the Holy Cross, recorded 12 points (5g, 7a) in 38 games in 2022-23. The 5’10”, 194-pound forward ranked fifth on Merrimack in shots (65), seventh in blocked shots (29) and tied for eighth in goals. Leibold signed an ECHL contract with the South Carolina Stingrays on March 28, where he recorded four points (1g, 3a) in nine games. The Ashburn, Virginia native trained at MedStar Capitals Iceplex during his youth and was a participant in Washington’s Little Caps program."
He is the lone forward on this top 3 list and a center to be exact. Instead of looking at his recent numbers, let’s look at his numbers from the Little Caps program. In addition to the Little Caps he played high school hockey at Stone Bridge, the same high school Washington Commanders defensive tackle Jonathan Allen went to.
At 18 U with the Little Caps he combined for 35 goals and 31 assists for 66 points.
Those are your top 3 invites to watch at Capitals Rookie Camp. We’ll be back soon with the top 3 Capitals prospects to watch.