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Caps Today, 6/28/13

Today’s Storyline

The Washington Capitals official 2013 NHL Draft Guide is available online at

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).

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CSN Washington: One year later, Caps made right choice in Oates / Bolts buy out Lecavalier, will Caps come calling? / Caps’ prospects countdown: No. 1 Kuznetsov / McPhee hopes to find another draft gem A look at positional needs for NHL teams / 2008 re-draft has Stamkos still on top (John Carlson and Braden Holtby mentioned) Capitals Announce 2013-14 Preseason Schedule

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Ted’s Take: Washington Capitals Preseason Schedule Released / Great List to be On / Ballpark Rundown / Continuity and Stability

Recent Transactions
June 26 Re-signed Joel Rechlicz