The Washington Capitals made their first selection of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft in the second round on Saturday. They selected Brandon Wheat Kings right-handed defenseman Vincent Iorio with the 55th overall pick in the draft.
- Age: 18
- Position: RHD
- Height: 6′-3″
- Weight: 195lbs
- Shoots: Right
Iorio on the breakout is basically Han Solo with a blaster: Well-placed laser-beam after well-placed laser-beam. He misdirects opponents by looking relaxed, even vulnerable, before firing. He looks off his target, skates into the lane, then holds the deception until the puck’s released, even for long-range, three-line passes.
“I’m very eager to learn and to go into camp. Just to soak in everything like a sponge – take everything in and all the information in … I’m really looking forward to that.”@viorio14 speaks with the media after being drafted in the second round.#CapsDraft | @Ticketmaster pic.twitter.com/ySkTmp62gO
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) July 24, 2021
#ALLCAPS select Vincent Iorio 55th. I ranked him 66th.
Top Remaining Forwards:
1. Sasha Pastujov (6th)
2. Matthew Knies (13th)
3. Alex Suvorov (18th)
Top Remaining Defensemen:
1. Sebastian Jasecko (26th)
2. Jacob Guevin (28th)
3. Sean Behrens (37th) pic.twitter.com/G1zimgLgyP
— Patrick Bacon (@TopDownHockey) July 24, 2021
More to come…
By Jon Sorensen