Capitals Pick Center Bear Hughes 148th Overall At 2020 NHL Draft


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The Washington Capitals selected center Bear Hughes 148th overall in the 2020 NHL Draft on Wednesday afternoon. The 19-year-old spent last season with the WHL’s Spokane Chiefs.

Vitals

  • Position: Center
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 165 pounds
  • Shoots: Right

Hughes posted 16 goals, 47 points, and a +9 rating in 61 games last season, his first in the league. He was passed over in last year’s NHL Entry Draft.

Elite Prospects

“The most exciting part of Bear’s game is that he’s, well, a bear on the puck. Strength allows him to win battles from disadvantaged positions and shrug off checks. He keeps the puck across his hips, putting weight over stick and making him tricky to dispossess. With pressure bearing down, he integrates look offs and changes of pace to misdirect defenders.”

Pre-Draft Rankings

  • Ranked #209 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
  • Ranked #150 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (North American Skaters)

Highlights

Remaining Picks

  • 6th round – 179th overall

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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