Elgestål would score the first two goals of the game to give White Horse an early 2-0 lead, and add an empty net goal at the end to secure his first hat trick for Vita Hasten. The impressive outing earned Elgestal the player of the game award, the traditional fireman’s hat, and a nasty gash over his right eye. (The wound was courtesy of an errant puck shot during the game). Elgestal met with media following the game.
“The scarred hat-trick king @kevin_elgestal is not very used to the cameras, lucky he’s better at playing hockey”.
Reporter: Kevin, hattrick.
Reporter: what do you say about it?
Kevin: i don’t really understand it, but nice with three points. Let’s keep doing the same thing.
Reporter: but the girls like that.
Kevin: yes (nervous laughing) maybe
Elgestål, 20, from Gothenburg, Sweden, was drafted in the 7th round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft (194th overall) by the Capitals. NoVa Caps interview with Kevin can be read here. Kevin’s career statistics, provided by Elite Prospect.
Elgestal, now a left-winger, spent two weeks with the Hershey Bears last season following the end of the Swedish Hockey league season. Elgestal has participated in the last three Capitals Development Camps, but did not participate in this years training camp.
Elgestal told NoVa Caps that his game has picked up since mid-December, and he has been moved from right-wing to left wing this season.
Elgestål made his Swedish Hockey League debut playing with Frölunda HC during the 2013–14 SHL season.