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2011 NHL Draft Guide

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
2011 NHL ENTRY DRAFT

St. Paul, Minnesota • Xcel Energy Center

Round 1: Fri., June 24 • 7 p.m. ET • VERSUS
Rounds 2-7: Sat., June 25 • 11 a.m. ET • NHL Network


The Washington Capitals have the 26th overall draft selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, which begins on Friday, June 24 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota and will be televised on VERSUS at 7 p.m. Rounds 2-7 will take place on Saturday and will be televised on NHL Network at 11 a.m. The Capitals currently hold four picks in the seven-round draft. Last year, the team selected forward Evgeny Kuznetsov (26th overall) in the first round.

CAPITALS DRAFT NOTES


Hitting the jackpot – Fifteen players (Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Alexander Semin, Mike Green, Marcus Johansson, Eric Fehr, Jeff Schultz, Boyd Gordon, Mathieu Perreault, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Andrew Gordon, Braden Holtby, Semyon Varlamov and Michal Neuvirth) who played for the Capitals in 2010-11 were originally drafted by Washington.

Familiar spot – For the second consecutive season Washington has the 26th pick in first-round, which ties for the fifth-latest pick the Caps have had to start a draft. The Caps also had the 26th selection in the 2010 draft (Evgeny Kuznetsov) and in 2000 (Brian Sutherby) and did not have any first-round picks in the 2001, 1998, 1987 and 1983 drafts because of trades.

Hoping for similar returns –
While the 26th selection ties for Washington’s latest first-round pick (also picked 26th in 2010 and 2000), the Capitals have enjoyed success near that point. In 2004, George McPhee selected Jeff Schultz and Mike Green at 27 and 29, respectively. In 2006, the Caps selected goaltender Semyon Varlamov at the 23rd spot. In 2008, Washington selected John Carlson at No. 27 and tabbed Marcus Johansson with the 24th pick in 2009. Last season, the Caps made Evgeny Kuznetsov the 26th overall selection.

Late steals – After Washington’s first-round selection (No. 26), the Caps will not pick again until the fourth round. The Capitals have had success picking in the later rounds, selecting the likes of Perreault (6th round, 2006), Richard Zednik (10th round, 1994), Andrew Brunette (7th round, 1993), Peter Bondra (8th round, 1990), Ken Klee (9th round, 1990), Dmitri Khristich (6th round, 1988), Dean Evason (5th round, 1982) and Gaetan Duchesne (8th round, 1981) late in the draft.

Drafting positions –
Eighteen of Washington’s first-round picks in team history have been defensemen.

Origins of the Capitals’ Draft Picks
PositionRd. 1Rd. 2All
Defenseman1815124
Center14683
Left Wing9876
Right Wing4562
Goalie2537
Wing/Forward007

According to sources – Sixteen of Washington’s first-round picks in team history have come from the Western Hockey League, more than any other source.

Origins of the Capitals’ Draft Picks
LeagueRd. 1Rd. 2All
Ontario Hockey League1313105
Western Hockey League161282
Europe/Russia10568
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League2443
Other4235
NCAA1035
U.S. High School1321

Let’s make a deal – The Capitals have made 17 trades on draft day, including one in each of the last three years. A complete list of Washington’s draft day trades follows:
June 26, 2010: Caps acquired a 4th round pick (Philipp Grubauer) in the 2010 Entry Draft from Toronto for a 4th round pick (Petter Granberg) and a 5th round pick (Daniel Brodin) in 2010.
June 27, 2009: Caps acquired a 5th round pick (Caleb Herbert) in the 2010 Entry Draft from Phoenix for Sami Lepisto.
June 20, 2008: Caps acquired a 1st round pick in the 2008 Entry Draft (John Carlson) from Philadelphia for Steve Eminger and a 3rd round pick in the 2008 Entry Draft (Jacob Deserres).
June 24, 2000: Caps acquired a 2nd round pick in the 2000 Entry Draft (Matt Pettinger) from Calgary for Miika Elomo.
June 26, 1999: Caps acquired their own 9th round pick in the 1999 Entry Draft (Igor Shadilov) from Chicago for a 7th round pick in the 2000 Entry Draft.
June 28, 1994: Caps acquired Rob Pearson and Philadelphia’s 1st round pick (previously acquired, Nolan Baumgartner) in the 1994 Entry Draft from Toronto for Mike Ridley and St. Louis’ 1st round pick in the 1994 Entry Draft (previously acquired, Eric Fichaud).
June 26, 1993: Caps acquired a 7th round pick in the 1993 Entry Draft (Andrew Brunette) from Calgary for Brad Schlegel.
June 26, 1993: Caps acquired Craig Berube from Calgary for a 5th round pick in the 1993 Entry Draft (Darryl Lafrance). June 20, 1992: Caps acquired Kevin Miller from Detroit for Dino Ciccarelli.
June 22, 1991: Caps acquired Toronto’s 2nd round pick in the 1991 Entry Draft (previously acquired, Eric Lavigne) from Quebec for Mikhail Tatarinov.
June 17, 1989: Caps acquired Alan May from Los Angeles for a 5th round pick in the 1989 Entry Draft (Thomas Newman).
June 17, 1989: Caps acquired Bob Mason from Quebec for future considerations.
June 13, 1987: Caps acquired Clint Malarchuk and Dale Hunter from Quebec for Gaetan Duchesne, Alan Haworth and a 1st round pick in the 1987 Entry Draft (Joe Sakic).
June 8, 1983: Caps acquired Dave Christian from Winnipeg for a 1st round pick in the 1983 Entry Draft (Bobby Dollas).
June 9, 1982: Caps acquired Alan Haworth and a 3rd round pick (Milan Novy) in the 1982 Entry Draft from Buffalo for a 2nd round pick (Mike Anderson) and a 4th round pick (Timo Jutila) in the 1982 Entry Draft.
June 9, 1982: Caps acquired Ken Houston and Pat Riggin from Calgary for Howard Walker, George White, a 6th round pick in the 1982 Entry Draft (Mats Kihlstrom), a 3rd round pick in the 1983 Entry Draft (Parry Berezan), and a 2nd round pick in the 1984 Entry Draft (Paul Ranheim).
June 11, 1980: Caps acquired Mike Palmateer and Toronto’s 3rd round pick in the 1980 Entry Draft (Torrie Robertson) from Toronto for Tim Coulis, Robert Picard and a 2nd round pick in the 1980 Entry Draft (Bob McGill).

2010-11 CAPITALS PROSPECT REPORT

North American Juniors 
Player Pos Born (Birthplace) Acquired Team League GP G A Pts PIM
Samuel Carrier D 4/28/92 (Laval, Quebec) Draft ’10 Lewiston QMJHL 61 11 39 50 72
Cody Eakin C 5/24/91 (Winnipeg, Manitoba) Draft ’09 Swift Current WHL 30 18 21 39 24
        Kootenay WHL 26 18 26 44 19
Brett Flemming D 2/26/91 (Regina, Saskatchewan) Draft ’09 Mississauga OHL 68 4 39 43 79
Stanislav Galiev RW 1/17/92 (Moscow, Russia) Draft ’10 Saint John QMJHL 64 37 28 65 40
Caleb Herbert C 10/12/91 (St. Paul, Minn.) Draft ’10 Sioux City USHL 51 23 27 50 61
Garrett Mitchell RW 9/2/91 (Regina, Saskatchewan) Draft ’09 Regina WHL 70 18 34 52 140
Taylor Stefishen LW 8/15/90 (North Vancouver, B.C.) Trade ’11 Prince George WHL 68 24 43 67 72
                     
North American College 
Player Pos. Born (Birthplace) Acquired Team League GP G A Pts PIM
Greg Burke LW 5/16/90 (Portsmouth, N.H.) Draft ’08 New Hampshire ECAC 18 2 1 3 12
Phil DeSimone C 3/19/87 (East Amherst, N.Y.) Draft ’07 New Hampshire ECAC 39 10 31 41 36
Nick Larson F 1/16/89 (Stillwater, Minn.) Draft ’07 Minnesota WCHA 30 5 6 11 8
Patrick Wey D 3/21/91 (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Draft ’09 Boston College HE  36 1 7 8 45
                     
European Amateurs & Professionals 
Player Pos. Born (Birthplace) Acquired Team League GP G A Pts PIM
Anton Gustafsson C 2/25/90 (Karlskoga, Sweden) Draft ’08 Langnau Swiss-A 11 0 1 1 2
Evgeny Kuznetsov C 5/19/92 (Chelyabinsk, Russia) Draft ’10 Chelyabinsk KHL 44 17 15 32 30
Ivan Nepriayev C 2/4/82 (Yaroslavl, Russia) Draft ’00 Mytishchi KHL 54 5 10 15 50
Dmitri Orlov D 7/23/91 (Novokuznetsk, Rus.) Draft ’09 Novo. Metallurg KHL 45 2 10 12 43
Mattias Sjogren C 11/27/87 (Landskrona, Sweden) FA ’11 Farjestad SEL 51 7 17 24 44
Mikhail Yunkov C 2/16/86 (Voskresensk, Russia) Draft ’04 Moscow Spartak KHL 47 6 7 13 22
                     
Goaltending Prospects
Player Born (Birthplace) Acquired Team League GP W-L-T Min SO  GAA SV%
Brandon Anderson 7/13/92 (Langley, British Columbia) FA ’10 Lethbridge WHL 59 17-26-12 3282 0 3.77 0.888
Dan Dunn 6/20/88 (Oshawa, Ont.) Draft ’07 St. Cloud State WCHA 21 12/5/02 1139 0 2.58 0.915
Philipp Grubauer 11/25/91 (Rosenheim, Germany) Draft ’10 Kingston OHL 38 22-13-3 2239 2 3.62 0.903
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