Capitals Pick Garin Bjorklund 179th Overall At NHL Draft

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The Washington Capitals selected goaltender Garin Bjorklund with the 179th overall pick, their final one, at the 2020 NHL Draft, which was held virtually, on Wednesday. The 18-year-old spent last season with the WHL’s Medicine Sound Tigers.

Vitals

  • Height: 6’2″
  • Weight: 170 pounds
  • Catches: Left

Bjorklund went 20-5-1 with an .897 save percentage, a 2.91 goals-against average, and one shutout last season.

Elite Prospects

“As a goaltender, one of the biggest keys to success is confidence, and Bjorklund has it in spades. He’s not afraid to make a snazzy glove save or toss in a pad stack just to spice things up. He’s got the agility and the toolkit. His hands are plenty active, and he’s got great conditioning. He’s got the longevity to endure even the messiest of performances in front of him.”

Pre-Draft Rankings

  • Ranked #161 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
  • Ranked #5 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (North American Goaltenders)

Highlights

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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