|Forsberg, above, models his play after Peter Forsberg (no relation). (Photo: www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com)|
Of those ten selections, two of them are centers and three of them play wing. One player, Chandler Stephenson, is listed as both a center and a left wing. The Capitals also selected three defensmen and one goalie.
Here are a few notable players that they selected.
In the first round, the Capitals had two picks: the 11th and the 16th. With the 11th pick, the Capitals selected Filip Forsberg from Leksand, Sweden. Forsberg is a 6-1 center and weighs 188 pounds. In 2011, he won the silver medal at the World Under-18 Championships.
With the 16th pick, the Capitals selected a bruising right winger from Plymouth of the OHL. Thomas Wilson recorded 141 penalty minutes in a season in which he didn't even play every game. He had to sit out part of the season due to a sprained MCL and a broken knuckle. Wilson is not afraid to bring the pain as he was voted Best Body Checker in the OHL's Western Conference Coaches Poll.
The Capitals selected center/left wing Chandler Stephenson in the third round. His cousin, Joey Kocur, won three Stanley Cups over his career (Detroit: 1997, '98 and NY Rangers: 1994). Stephenson was also named his teams Most Sportsmanlike Player this past season.
Here is the complete list of the Capitals 2012 Draft Picks:
Round 1 (Pick 11): Filip Forsberg, C, 6-1, 188, Leksand, Sweden
Round 1 (Pick 16): Thomas Wilson, RW, 6-3, 205, Plymouth, OHL
Round 3 (Pick 77): Chandler Stephenson, C/LW, 5-11, 190, Regina, WHL
Round 4 (Pick 100): Thomas Di Pauli, C, 5-11, 188, US-18, USHL
Round 4 (Pick 107): Austin Wuthrich, RW, 6-1, 190, Notre Dame, CCHA
Round 5 (Pick 137): Connor Carrick, D, 5-11, 185, US-18, USHL
Round 6 (Pick 167): Riley Barber, RW, 5-11, 194, US-18, USHL
Round 7 (Pick 195): Christian Djoos, D, 5-11, 158, Brynas, Sweden-Jr.
Round 7 (Pick 197): Jaynen Rissling, D, 6-4, 223, Calgary, WHL
Round 7 (Pick 203): Sergei Kostenko, G, 5-11, 187, Novokunetsk-2, Russia-Jr.