The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Martin Fehervary to a three-year entry-level contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
The Capitals selected Fehervary in the second round, 46th-overall, in the 2018 NHL Draft.
Video: Martin Fehervary | NHL Draft
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 in each of the last two years and was named a top-3 player on his team in 2017.
Fehervary is expected to report to HV71 for the 2018-19 season.