Category Archives: Draft

After Plenty of Roster Turnover, the Youth Movement is Beginning to Pay Off For the Capitals

The Washington Capitals are getting plenty of contributions from their young newcomers. Continue reading

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Capitals Announce First Round of Roster Cuts

The Washington Capitals made their first round of cuts today. Coach Barry Trotz announced that Damian Riat (Geneve-Servette), Dmitri Zaitsev (Moose Jaw), Tanner Jeannot (Moose Jaw), Brendan Semchuck (Vancouver Giants), Garrett Pilon (Hershey), Beck Malenstyn (Calgary Hitmen), Jimmy DeVito, Robbie Baillargeon, … Continue reading

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Connor Hobbs Joins the Capitals at Kettler, Hopes to Make Opening Night Roster

Last week, a handful of Capitals players started working out on the Kettler ice for unofficial practices, with more arriving this week. Most of the “big-name” players like Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Braden Holtby, have already reported to Kettler, … Continue reading

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Evaluation of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft

Nick Laham/Getty Images Unlike the 2009 and 2010 NHL Entry Drafts, the 2011 draft did not have a clear-cut favorite player to be picked with the first overall pick. Whereas the previous two drafts featured Tyler Seguin, Taylor Hall, and … Continue reading

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Capitals Draft Four Players, Three Defensemen

Photo: @Capitals The Capitals selected three defenders and one left winger at the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago. Starting with the fourth round, the Capitals had one pick in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds. Tobias Geisser was the … Continue reading

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Capitals Select Tobias Geisser in Fourth Round of NHL Draft

Photo: Felix Klaus/EV Zug After not having a single pick in the first three rounds, the Capitals were finally on the clock early Saturday afternoon with the 120th pick. With that pick, they selected Tobias Geisser, a young defenseman from … Continue reading

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Evaluation of Forwards Selected in the First-round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft

Washington Capitals The 2010 NHL Entry Draft was perceived to be a draft in which the consensus Top 2 picks were Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin – the Taylor and Tyler draft. But that particular draft was perceived to be … Continue reading

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Reports: Vegas Selects Nate Schmidt in Expansion Draft

For weeks now, the talk amongst NHL fans has been who the Vegas Golden Knights, the newest NHL franchise, would be selecting in the NHL Expansion Draft; the selections were announced tonight during the NHL Award Show in, coincidentally, Las … Continue reading

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Evaluation of Forwards Picked in the First-Round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft

 Photo: Jamie Squire/ Getty Images In the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the Capitals selected notable players such as Dmitry Orlov, Marcus Johansson, and Garrett Mitchell at different stages of the draft. While only two of those three players have really … Continue reading

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The 2017 NHL Draft Will Start Very Quietly for the Capitals

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Capitals will sit idle for the first three rounds of the 2017 NHL draft, as Washington finishes “paying the piper” for Kevin Shattenkirk, Lars Eller, and Mike Weber. Here’s a quick recap of how the … Continue reading

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