With training camp set to begin on Jan. 3, the Capitals released a 41-player roster on Friday.

Washington’s 2020 first-round draft pick, Hendrix Lapierre, is amongst the group’s 24 forwards and is the only 2020 draft choice on the lineup. Connor McMichael is not on the initial roster. He is currently playing in the World Junior Champion for Group Canada. He is expected to sign up with the team when Canada’s tournament is over and once he fulfills any and all required health protocols, according to a group authorities. The championship is scheduled for Jan. 5.

The remainder of the lineup consists of 12 defensemen, 4 of whom are brand-new to the company, and 5 goalies.

Of the players loaned to other leagues overseas such as Alex Alexeyev, Martin Hugo Has and Bobby Nardella, none of them are consisted of on the roster and it appears likely that they will stay with their existing groups for the season.

Training camp starts on Sunday with medical examinations and physical screening. The very first day of practice will be on Monday and the Caps’ first game is on Jan. 14. All practices will be closed to the public.