2013 NHL DRAFT
Newark • Prudential Center
Rounds 1-7: Sun., June 30 • 3 p.m. ET • NBCSN/NHL Network
The Washington Capitals hold the 23rd overall draft selection in the 2013 NHL Draft, which takes place on Sunday, June 30, at the Prudential Center in Newark and will be televised on NBC Sports Network and TSN starting at 3 p.m. with live coverage shifting to NHL Network beginning at 8 p.m. This year will mark the first year since 2006 that all seven rounds of the draft will be held on one day. The Capitals currently hold eight picks in the seven-round draft. Last year, the team made a League-high 10 selections, including forward Tom Wilson (first round, 16th overall) who made his NHL debut during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
CAPITALS DRAFT NOTES
Home grown – Fourteen players (Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green, Marcus Johansson, Jeff Schultz, Eric Fehr, Mathieu Perreault, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Dmitry Orlov, Tom Wilson, Braden Holtby, Michal Neuvirth and Philipp Grubauer) who played for the Capitals in 2012-13 were originally drafted by Washington.
One take – For the first time since 2006, all seven rounds of the draft will take place on the same day. That year, the Capitals selected center Nicklas Backstrom with the fourth overall selection before drafting a pair of goaltenders (Semyon Varlamov and Michal Neuvirth). Center Mathieu Perreault was Washington’s seventh-round selection (177th overall) and has recorded the second-most points (70) for any player drafted after the third round in 2006.
Quick turnaround – Capitals 2012 first-round draft pick Tom Wilson made his NHL debut in Game 5 of the 2013 Eastern Conference quarterfinals series against the New York Rangers. Wilson became the first Capitals draft pick to make his debut in the season he was drafted since Steve Eminger did so during the 2002-03 season.
Early returns – Tom Wilson made his NHL debut in Game 5, becoming the first Capitals teenager (19) to make his NHL debut in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Wilson became just the fifth Caps teenager to play a game in the playoffs and just the fourth Capital to make his NHL debut in the playoffs (courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau). Capitals general manager George McPhee also made his NHL debut in the playoffs, skating in nine games for the New York Rangers during the 1983 postseason before his rookie season in 1983-84.
Drafting history – The Capitals have selected 23rd overall three times in their franchise history, most recently selecting Semyon Varlamov in 2006. The Capitals drafted Miika Elomo in 1995 and selected Paul MacKinnon in 1978. The Capitals drafted current forward Marcus Johansson with the 24th overall selection in 2009.
Other recent notable players to be drafted with the 23rd overall selection include Andrej Meszaros (OTT, 2004), Ryan Kesler (VAN, 2003) and former Capital Scott Hannan (SJ, 1997).
CAPITALS 2013 DRAFT PICKS
FIRST-ROUND DRAFT ORDER
1. Colorado Avalanche
2. Florida Panthers
3. Tampa Bay Lightning
4. Nashville Predators
5. Carolina Hurricanes
6. Calgary Flames
7. Edmonton Oilers
8. Buffalo Sabres
9. New Jersey Devils
10. Dallas Stars
11. Philadelphia Flyers
12. Phoenix Coyotes
13. Winnipeg Jets
14. Columbus Blue Jackets
15. New York Islanders
16. Buffalo Sabres (from Minnesota)
17. Ottawa Senators
18. Detroit Red Wings
19. Columbus Blue Jackets (from N.Y. Rangers)
20. San Jose Sharks
21. Toronto Maple Leafs
22. Calgary Flames (from St. Louis)
23. Washington Capitals
24. Vancouver Canucks
25. Montreal Canadiens
26. Anaheim Ducks
27. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Los Angeles)
28. Calgary Flames (from Pittsburgh)
29. Dallas Stars (from Boston)
30. Chicago Blackhawks
Let’s make a deal – The Capitals have made 19 trades on draft day, including one in each of the last five years. A complete list of Washington’s draft day trades follows:
June 22, 2012: Caps acquired Mike Ribeiro from Dallas for Cody Eakin and a 2nd round pick (Mike Winther) in the 2012 NHL Draft.
June 24, 2011: Caps acquired Troy Brouwer from Chicago for a 1st round pick (Phillip Danault) in the 2011 Entry Draft.
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).
2012 Draft (June 23-24)
1 11 Filip Forsberg C Leksand (Sweden-2)
1 16 Tom Wilson RW Plymouth (OHL)
3 77 Chandler Stephenson F Regina (WHL)
4 100 Thomas Di Pauli C USA U-18 (USHL)
4 107 Austin Wuthrich RW Notre Dame (NCAA)
5 137 Connor Carrick D USA U-18 (USHL)
6 167 Riley Barber RW USA U-18 (USHL)
7 195 Christian Djoos D Brynas Jr. (SWE-Jr.)
7 197 Jaynen Rissling D Calgary (WHL)
7 203 Sergey Kostenko G Metallurg (RUS-Jr.)