Joaquim Lemay, 4th Round, 119th overall
Joaquim Lemay played in 15 games for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in the British Columbia Hockey League. He’s an 18 year old native from Quebec that’s slated to attend the University of Nebraska Omaha this fall. He is listed as six foot one while weighing 178 pounds and totaled 10 assists last season.
Lemay even grew up rooting for the Caps and his Zoom availability had a Capitals lamp in the background. He sees himself bringing a two way game to the table as an offensive defenseman. His best attributes are his skating abilities, breaking the puck under pressure and creating offensive chances from the blueline. Maybe he will be a Mike Green or John Carlson someday.
Haakon Hanelt, 5th Round, 151st overall
Haakon Hanelt was the first non defenseman the Capitals drafted. He is a German center that turned 18 just under two months ago. He played last season for Eisbaren Berlin of the DEL, the highest level of German hockey.
Hanelt spent 22 games in the DEL last season as a 17 year old and sees himself as a playmaking pivot with his best assets as his skating ability, hockey sense and stick handling. He is listed as six foot and 194 pounds and compares his game to Caps center Nicklas Backstrom.