ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals selected defenseman Vincent Iorio (55th overall), defenseman Brent Johnson (80th overall), defenseman Joaquim Lemay (119th overall), center Haakon Hanelt (151st overall), defenseman Dru Krebs (176th overall) and goaltender Chase Clark (183rd overall) on the second day of the 2021 NHL Draft.

Iorio, 18, was ranked 27th among North American defensemen and by NHL Central Scouting. The 6'3", 191-pound defenseman registered 12 points (5g, 7a) in 22 games with the Brandon Wheat Kings in the Western Hockey League (WHL). The Coquitlam, British Columbia, native ranked third among Wheat King defensemen in points this season, and his 0.55 points per game was the highest of his three-year WHL career. During the 2017-18 season with Brandon, Iorio led Brandon to the WHL Cup gold medal. Additionally, Iorio played two seasons with Shattuck St. Mary's hockey program, which has included former players such as Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and Zach Parise.
The Capitals traded the 75th overall pick to the New York Rangers in exchange for the 80th overall pick and the 176th overall pick. The Capitals used their 80th overall selection to draft Johnson. The 5'11", 161-pound defenseman was ranked 12th among North American defensemen by NHL Central Scouting. The Dallas native registered 32 points (11g, 21a) in 47 games with Sioux Falls Stampede in the United States Hockey League (USHL), ranking first among the Stampede in points among defensemen, fifth among USHL defensemen and second among rookie USHL defensemen. Johnson, 18, was named to the USHL's All-Rookie Team and the Second All-Star Team this season. Johnson is committed to the University of North Dakota next season.
Lemay, 18, recorded 10 assists in 15 games with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). The St.-Pierre-les-Becquets, Quebec, native ranked second among Silverbacks defensemen in points and tied for second among all rookie BCHL defensemen in assists. The 6'1", 178-pound defenseman is committed to the University of Omaha-Nebraska next season.
Hanelt, 18, was ranked 17th among international centers and 36th among all international forwards by NHL Central Scouting. The 6'0", 194-pound center recorded one goal in 22 games with Eisbaren Berlin in the Deutsche Eishockey League (DEL) in the 2020-21 season, where he also won the DEL Championship. Hanelt also represented Germany as a captain in two international U-18 junior games.
Krebs, 18, recorded 11 assists in 23 games with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL, which ranked fourth among all Medicine Hat players this season. The 5'11", 182-pound defenseman nearly equaled his point total from the 2019-20 season (3g, 10a) in 31-fewer games played. The Okotoks, Alberta, native also played one game with the Okotoks Oilers of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL).
Clark, 19, primarily played for the Jersey Hitmen of the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL), finishing the season with a 18-2-1 record, three shutouts, a 1.92 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage. During the season, the 6'6", 202-pound goaltender led the Hitmen to a Dineen Cup and Jersey earned the NCDC Founders' Cup as the team with the best regular season record. Additionally, the Williamsville, New York, native, also played in three games with the Tri City Storm in the USHL, finishing with an 0-3-0 record, a 3.03 goals-against average and a .899 save percentage.