Capitals’ Prospect Kevin Elgestål Takes Next Step in Sweden

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Washington Capitals 7th (194th overall) pick in the 2014 entry draft, Kevin Elgestål has taken the next step over in Sweden. The 19-year-old Swede was playing in the highest junior league for the Frölunda Indians.

kevin-elgestal-washington-capitalsBut after a number of injuries for the team “Vita Hästen” in the swedish league “Hockey Allsvenskan” (the second highest league in the country) Elgestål got the chance to play for Vita Hästen.

Kevin’s primary team, the Frölunda Indians, loaned Elgestål to Vita Hästen for one game (at first) on November 20th, 2015. But after a great start, with a goal in his very first period with the team, they decided that he should stay longer.

He has played in 18 games so far this season for Vita Hästen with 5 points (3 goals, 2 assist) and a +/- 1.

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Statistics from http://www.eliteprospects.com/ (01-21-2016)

Elgestål was in an interview after his first period with Vita Hästen on November 20th 2015.

This was the same day he came to the team. He participated in the game warm-up and played his first game that same night.

Elgestål says: “It’s really nice to get the chance to play and the guys took really good care of me.” The interviewers asked: “How big is the difference between playing in J20 (the junior leauge) and “Hockey Allsvenskan”?  Elgestål: “Yeah it’s different. The guys are a little bit bigger and more organized.”

By Sofie Bengtsson

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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