Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; A general view of the stage between picks during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

David Pastrnak: Washington Capitals Draft Prospect

Keeping with the theme of prospects for the Washington Capitals we will take a look at David Pastrnak.

David Pastrnak is a 6’0 168# winger that can play either side.  He is a great puck handler and has been said to make defenseman look foolish when he is attacking.  Pastrnak is not afraid to get into the corner as well as dig out the puck, but his one weakness is his size.  He is small for a forward and he will sometimes lose the battle for the puck.  Nothing a little weight room couldn’t help.

He is an elusive forward that is able to move the puck up the ice quickly, whether it is through pass or carry.

Pasternak is a flashy, electrifying offensive talent with gifted hands and shiftiness in his feet. He also has a bullet shot and is a very dangerous finisher. He uses quickness and good lateral elusiveness to avoid bigger opponents.

Future Consideration

In 36 games with the Sodertalje Allsvenskan (SWE) he was able to put together 24 points; 8 goals and 16 assists.

I like Pastrnak in the fact that he is a dangerous plaer when it comes to one on one play.  He will bring a little bit of electricity to the city of D.C. and the Capitals.  The Caps have some options with the 13th pick and David Pastrnak should be considered on of those options.

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