Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Pick Happy

The Washington Capitals are certainly loaded in talent. If the names don't impress you, consider this: The Capitals have 17 players that were picked in the first round of the NHL draft on their current roster. Five of those players were chosen in the top 12 overall.

Amazingly enough, in that elite group of 5 players you will not find Alexander Semin, Olaf Kolzig, Micheal Nylander, Brooks Laich or Matt Pettinger. So, do you think you can name the five current roster Capitals that were chosen in the top 12 overall in the NHL draft? (Not including draft picks from this year since they haven't made the roster just yet.)

If your not up for playing, or are stumped you can go here.

Semin was selected 13th overall in 2002. Milan Jurcina, whose seems to be the darling of the Capitals' blue line was picked in the 8th round, 241st overall in 2001. Brian Pothier, Donald Brashear and Joe Motzko were not drafted.

Editor's Note: Scratch Kris Beech as he is now a Columbus Blue Jacket.


Anonymous said...

Technically, Beech is not on the roster any more. He was not offered a contract and is an UFA at this point.

Anonymous said...

According to Japers, He's now signed with Columbus.

Garrett said...

yea... I saw that too.