Capitals add more to prospect mix by signing Cam Allen plus more notes

2023 fifth rounder signs three year entry level contract
Spencer Carbery, Washington Capitals
Spencer Carbery, Washington Capitals / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages

The Washington Capitals have signed Cam Allen to a three year entry level contract that will carry an average annual value AAV of $886,667. The 19 year old was selected as the 136th overall pick. Then he recorded nine points with two goals and seven assists in 25 games with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

Allen is six foot and 196 pounds and while the defenseman missed the first 43 games of the season while recovering from an injury he ranked fourth among OHL rookie defensemen in scoring with 37 points with 13 goals and 24 assists in 65 games. Allen won the Emms Family Award as the OHL's top First Year player and was additionally named to the OHL First All Rookie Team per the Caps.

Allen was ranked 12th among North American defensemen and 46th among all North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting in 2023. At the international level Allen represented Canada at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup tying for the tournament lead in assists and helped Canada to the gold medal along with 2023 Caps draftee Andrew Cristall. He also was team captain for the 2023 U18 World Championship recording four assists as the Canadiens won the Bronze medal.

The Development Camp guide also notes that Allen had his first career three assist performance in Guelph's 5-3 win over Owen Sound on March 21 during his season long four game point streak from March 17 through March 23.

Carbery on Pierre Luc-Dubois

Spencer Carbery spoke at the podium at the conclusion of Development Camp. In a story from Capitals Insider Tarik El-Bashir of Mounmental Sports Network, he notes that Carbery is looking forward to the challenge of helping Pierre-Luc Dubois adjust to life in D.C.

""I love the challenge and that's my job when we acquire a player that has potential and has shown that potential. That's what coaching is. That's why I love to do it.""

Spencer Carbery

Carbery also noted that Dubois might start on a line with Alex Ovechkin but he has not been penciled in as the Backstrom to Ovechkin... Yet.