The Washington Capitals selected defenseman Martin Fehervary (46th overall), right wing Kody Clark (47th overall), right wing Riley Sutter (93rd overall), goaltender Mitchell Gibson (124th overall), defenseman Alex Kannok-Leipert (177th overall) and center Eric Florchuk (217th overall) on the second day of the 2018 NHL Draft, held Saturday at American Airlines Center in Dallas. On Friday, the Capitals selected defenseman Alexander Alexeyev with the 31st overall selection in the first round.
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Fehervary, 18, was ranked sixth overall among European defensemen by NHL Central Scouting. The 6'2", 194-pound defenseman registered seven points (1g, 6 assists) in 42 games with IK Oskarshamn in HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE-2) last season. The Bratislava, Slovakia, native also participated in one game for HV71 in the Swedish Hockey League. Additionally, in the 2016-17 season, Fehervary played in 32 games for the Malmo Redhawks U-20 team in the SuperElit League in Sweden, recording four goals and five assists, the most goals by a defenseman in the SuperElite League that season. Fehervary has represented Slovakia in the Under-20 World Junior Championship each of the last two years and was named a top-3 player on his team in 2017.
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Clark, 18, was ranked 19th overall among North American forwards by NHL Central Scouting. The 6'1", 179-pound right wing registered 39 points (18g, 21a) in 56 games with the Ottawa 67s of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) last season. Clark ranked fifth on the team in points and goals and sixth in assists. The King City, Ont., native recorded 12 points (7g, 5a) in the opening 15 games of the season, passing his point total during his rookie OHL season with Ottawa (7g, 4a in 57 games). In the 2014-15, Clark won Greater Toronto Hockey League and OHL Cup championships with the Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget AAA team. Additionally, he won a Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Athletic Association (CISAA) title with St. Andrew's College. Clark is the son of Wendel Clark, who was drafted first overall in the 1985 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs and amassed 564 points (330g, 234a) in 793 games between the Maple Leafs, the Quebec Nordiques, the Detroit Red Wings, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks.
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Sutter, 18, was ranked 45th overall among North American forwards by NHL Central Scouting. The 6'3", 203-pound right wing registered 53 points (25g, 17 assists) in 68 games with the Everett Silvertips (WHL) last season. Sutter ranked fifth on the team in goals, sixth in points and seventh in assists in 2017-18. In addition, Sutter recorded another 19 points (9g, 10a) in 21 playoff games with Everett last season. He has earned 96 points (46g, 50a) in 166 career WHL games with Everett. The Calgary, AB., native is the son of Ron Sutter, who was drafted fourth overall in 1982 by the Philadelphia Flyers and amassed 535 points (205g, 330a) in 1,093 games between Philadelphia, the St. Louis Blues, Quebec, the New York Islanders, the Boston Bruins, the San Jose Sharks and the Calgary Flames. Additionally, Sutter has five uncles who played in the NHL (Darryl, Duane, Brian, Rich and Brent).
Video: Riley Sutter | NHL Draft
Gibson, 18, was ranked 16th overall among North American goaltenders by NHL Central Scouting. The 6'0", 188-pound goaltender recorded a 26-7-5 record, a 1.59 goals against average, a .935 save percentage and 11 shutouts in 43 games with the Lone Star Brahmas in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) last season. Gibson ranked first in the NAHL in goals against average, save percentage and shutouts and second in wins in the 2017-18 season. Additionally, the Phoenixville, PA., native recorded a 5-3 record with a 1.37 goals against average and a .950 save percentage in eight playoff games last season. Gibson was named the NAHL Goaltender of the Year, the NAHL (South) Most Valuable Player, the NAHL Rookie of the Year and was named to the NAHL All-Rookie Team, the NAHL All-South Division Team and the All-NAHL Team.
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Kannok-Leipert, 17, recorded 21 points (5g, 16a) in 60 games with the Vancouver Giants (WHL) last season, his first full season in the WHL. The 5'11", 193-pound defenseman played for the Regina Pat Canadians in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League (SMHL) in the 2016-17 season, leading all SMHL defensemen with 35 points (10g, 25a) in 44 games. Additionally, the Regina, Sask., native earned Top Defenseman honors and a spot on the SMHL First All-Star Team. Kannok-Leipert captained the team to a SMHL Championship. Kannok-Leipert holds the distinction of being the first Capitals draft pick born in the 21st century (June 20, 2000).
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Florchuk, 18, registered 49 points (16g, 33a) in 71 games with the Victoria Royals and the Saskatoon Blades (WHL) last season. The 6'2", 175-pound center recorded seven multi-point efforts in 28 games after joining Saskatoon last season. The Edmonton, AB., native represented Canada at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge in 2017, earning a silver medal.