Catching up With Matt Petgrave

Posted September 5, 2013
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Photo from July by M. Richter

After the first day of Washington Capitals’ rookie camp, I spoke to Matt Petgrave.

Matt Petgrave (#92)

Age: 21

Position:  Defenseman

How he was acquired: Free Agent

Birthplace: Brampton, Ontario

Petgrave is a free agent invite to rookie camp. He played for the Oshawa Generals of the OHL for the past two years. Last season, he was named a finalist for the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the league’s most outstanding defenseman. His career high for goals is 1o, which happened this past season (according to In 2011-2012, he played 28 games with three goals, a career low.  Also, he was tied for seventh in points for D men with 50 points, despite being out of the lineup for 18 games with a broken wrist. Matt was a member of the Owen Sound Attack which won the 2011 OHL Championship. Petgrave spent his summer hanging out in his hometown of Brampton (Ontario).

Charlie Lehnertz

Charlie Lehnertz

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