navigation-background arrow-down-circle Reply Icon Show More Heart Delete Icon wiki-circle wiki-square wiki arrow-up-circle add-circle add-square add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up calendar-circle chat-bubble-2 chat-bubble check-circle check close contact-us credit-card drag menu email embed facebook-circle facebook-square facebook faq-circle faq film gear google-circle google-square google history home instagram-circle instagram-square instagram linkedin-circle linkedin-square linkedin load monitor Video Player Play Icon person pinterest-circle pinterest-square pinterest play readlist remove-circle remove-square remove search share sign-out star trailer trash twitter-circle twitter-square twitter youtube-circle youtube-square youtube

You have to have a valid membership to attend this event

You have to have a valid membership to attend this event

Capitals 2013 Draft Guide

June 26, 2013


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.

For the official Caps 2013 Draft Guide PDF, CLICK HERE


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).


      Round        Selection(s)

        1                      23

        2                      53

        3                      84

        4                      114

        5                      127/144

        6                      174

        7                      204


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)

Rd. No.     

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.)