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Capitals Acquire Seventh-Round Draft Pick in 2014 NHL Draft from Nashville for Rissling

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired a seventh-round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft from the Nashville Predators in exchange for the rights to defenseman Jaynen Rissling.

Rissling, 20, registered 37 points (eight goals, 29 assists) in 54 games with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL) this season. The 6’4”, 211-pound defenseman was drafted by the Capitals in the seventh round, 197th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Rissling recorded 117 points (23 goals, 94 assists) in 273 career WHL games.


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