2020 NHL Draft: Washington Capitals picks in all seven rounds

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Looking back at the Washington Capitals 2020 NHL Draft.

The Washington Capitals made five selections into the prospect pool in the 2020 NHL Draft. We already graded each pick and looked at ESPN’s draft grades. Now let’s break down each pick.

We’ll take a look at what each player can bring to the Caps in a few years and what they could bring to the Hershey Bears possibly sooner. The day started out with sad news about losing Michal Kempny for the season. A few minutes later after we learned that news, the team re-signed Brenden Dillon.

Then draft night came and the Caps made noise by trading up to acquire Hendrix Lapierre. They liked the potential that they saw in him as well as his track record of growing up as a Capitals and Alex Ovechkin fan.

The Caps also made moves in free agency. First they acquired Henrik Lundqvist to be a backup to Ilya Samsonov or even compete for the starting goalie job when training camp opens.

The Caps also made additions to their defense with the signings of Justin Schultz, Trevor van Riemsdyk and Paul LaDue. We’ll have another piece looking at the depth chart and the starters.

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