Category Archives: Draft

Ivan Miroshnichenko: “I Decided That I Needed to Pull Myself Together And Be Positive”

Photo: HC Hawks/VHL Washington Capitals forward prospect Ivan Miroshnichenko was recently promoted from Avangard Omsk’s MHL club to their VHL club and recorded primary assists for the team’s first and last goals in their 3-2 victory on Monday.

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Where Did Everybody Go? Capitals First Round Draft Picks Could Be Few And Far Between On Opening Night

Photo: NHL The Washington Capitals have generally been a team that has populated their lineup with numerous first-round picks from the NHL draft. However, the 2022-23 opening night roster could have a dearth of Capitals first-rounders, especially first-rounders selected by … Continue reading

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“We’re Really, Really Happy With the Guys We Got”: Washington Capitals Assistant General Manager Ross Mahoney Evaluates the Rest of the Team’s 2022 NHL Entry Draft Selections

Photo: @Capitals The second and final day of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft saw the Washington Capitals select a total of six players after taking left wing Ivan Miroshnichenko with the 20th overall selection on July 7. At the forefront … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals 2022 First-Round Pick Ivan Miroshnichenko: “To Join the Capitals Is A Tremendous Honor”

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals have been renowned for drafting and developing some high-talent players in their 48-year history and on Thursday, July 7, added what they hope will be the next name on that list in Russian left wing … Continue reading

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We Could Have Had….?!” Part 2: Washington Capitals’ Draft Day Misses: 2017-2021

Photo: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports The 2022 NHL Entry Draft is just 9 days away. As part of our pre-draft coverage, we continue our annual look at draft day misses – players the Washington Capitals could have selected, but ultimately decided … Continue reading

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Linemates All Along The Way – The Hockey Journey of Brett Leason and Aliakei Protas

Photo: Prince Albert Raiders This is the story of two young hockey players, born just 20 months apart and nearly half a world away from each other, who would eventually become teammates and linemates in the WHL, the AHL and … Continue reading

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The Last Men Skating: A Look At Players Who Have Stood the Test of NHL Time – 2021-22 Preseason Edition

New York Islanders It is always a momentous occasion when a player gets drafted into the NHL, an event marked every year with coverage of the NHL Entry Draft, which includes the expected anticipation of which player will be drafted … Continue reading

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“Nummer Drei Was Die Beste” And Regrets For The Rest: What Became Of The Players From The First Round Of The 2014 NHL Entry Draft

Photo: Getty Images The 2013 NHL Entry Draft took place June 27-28 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The cry of the tanking teams that year was “Be Bad for Ekblad”, as Aaron Ekblad was considered to be the … Continue reading

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Hockey and All That: 2021 Offseason Edition

Photo: Alex Ovechkin What an offseason so far! While the offseason between the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons is shorter than usual, it’s been somewhat eventful. The flat salary cap has given General Managers incentive to jettison players they would normally … Continue reading

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Deep Dive: A Closer Look at Capitals Draft Pick Chase Clark

Photo: Tri-City Storm On the second day of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals selected goaltender Chase Clark in the sixth round (183rd pick overall) of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. Clark, who was born on April 8, … Continue reading

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