Capitals Select Defenseman Joaquim Lemay In the Fourth Round Of The 2021 NHL Entry Draft

Photo: Salmon Arm Silverbacks

The Washington Capitals selected left-handed defenseman Joaquim Lemay in the fourth round (#119 overall) of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. Lemay is currently playing for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in the BCHL.


  • Age: 18
  • Position: LHD
  • Height: 6′-1″
  • Weight: 170lbs
  • Shoots: Left


The St. Pierre-les-Becquets, Quebec native ranked second among Silverback defensemaen in points and tied for second among BCHL rookie defensemen in assists this past season. He has committed to University of Omaha-Nebraska next season.

Lemay tallied 10 points in 15 games in his rookie BCHL season and was named the Silverbacks Most Dedicated Player. Lemay was ranked 6th amongst all rookie defensemen in the BCHL. Lemay is the first player selected directly from the BCHL in the NHL Draft this year.

Lemay’s idol growing up was Alex Ovechkin.




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By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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