Washington Capitals Draft: Top 5 sleepers to bolster the team

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#4 Sean Behrens

Like Olsson, Behrens is a left handed defensemen. The 18 year old is from the United States with his birthplace in Barrington, Illinois. He is expected to attend college at the University of Denver. Last season he was on the U.S. National U18 Team and recorded 35 points in 47 games with seven goals and 28 assists.

Behrens also was on the USNTDP Juniors where he recorded 18 points in 23 games with four goals and 14 assists. As an alternate captain for USA’s U18 Team in World Juniors he recorded four points in five games with one goal and three assists.

Here is what Elite Prospects says about Behrens: 

"He surfs backwards with the perfect posture, a nice blend of risk-mitigating footwork and graceful crossunders on the backwards stride, and a good sense of when to close. He scans regularly off of the puck. He cuts opponents off at the hands, always from a low centre of gravity. He ties up loose sticks. He mitigates risk with his positioning. His motor never stops running."

No matter which left handed defensemen the Caps take don’t expect to see them on the ice with the varsity squad next season. The Caps are fully stocked on the blue line and may have to make a trade.