The Kids Are Alright! Connor McMichael, Brett Leason Connect For Goal Against the Philadelphia Flyers

The Washington Capitals entered the 2021-22 season with a number of rookies adorning their lineup, including former first-round picks Connor McMichael and Hendrix Lapierre, and former second-round pick Martin Fehervary.

With a number of injuries hitting the team in the first 10 games of the regular season, the addition of 2019 second-round pick Brett Leason has added a shot of youth to the roster. On Saturday night against the Philadelphia Flyers on a night when broadcasting duo Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin were honored for 25 years in the booth, the kids came up big.

With the Caps down 2-0 in the third period, the line of Lapierre, McMichael, and Leason cut the Flyers’ lead in half, with Leason scoring his second career goal on a beautiful assist from McMichael to make the game 2-1; John Carlson, the only veteran on the ice (Fehervary was also on-ice for the tally), picked up the second assist on the goal.

The goal marked Leason’s third point in his first four career games, and his second goal. McMichael’s assist marked his third of the season and his second consecutive game with a point.

McMichael, Lapierre, Leason, and Fehervary have all scored their first NHL goals this season.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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1 Response to The Kids Are Alright! Connor McMichael, Brett Leason Connect For Goal Against the Philadelphia Flyers

  1. Anonymous says:

    The kids are certainly gaining a ton of valuable experience, and that is excellent, as long as the team remains competitive and near the top of the standings. If things begin to rank they may need to look at bringing a forward in.

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