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Caps Today, 6/22/18

June 22, 2018
The first round of the 2018 NHL Draft takes place in Dallas at American Airlines Arena, where the Capitals hold the 31 st pick in the first round. A link to the Capitals’ Draft Guide can be found here.

Sixteen players who played for the Capitals in 2017-18 were originally drafted by Washington (Nicklas Backstrom, Madison Bowey, Travis Boyd, Andre Burakovsky, John Carlson, Christian Djoos, Shane Gersich, Philipp Grubauer, Braden Holtby, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov, Alex Ovechkin, Chandler Stephenson, Jakub Vrana, Nathan Walker and Tom Wilson). Capitals draftees accounted for 66.8% of the team’s goals, 69.4% of the team’s assists and 68.4% of the team’s points from last season. Additionally, since 2006, 28 of Washington’s draft picks have appeared in at least one game for the Capitals and have combined to play in 5,119 games for Washington.

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