The Washington Capitals don’t have a deep prospect pool but there are a couple of good names to keep an eye on this upcoming season. Of course, everyone knows Connor McMichael but who else besides McMichael is worth watching this season?
For those that don’t know, McMichael is the top Capitals prospect who has just one game of NHL experience under his belt. He could likely make the lineup if there was a suspension or an injury to one of the forwards.
Last season with the Hershey Bears, McMichael finished with a team leading 14 goals and 13 assists for 27 points.
#3 Brett Leason
Lost in the McMichael madness of 2019 was Brett Leason, who was taken by the Caps in the second round at 56th overall. In 2019-20, he made the jump to the AHL where he recorded three goals and 11 assists for 14 points. This past season he was even better with nine goals and 11 assists for 20 points.
Leason brings a scoring punch to the Bears at the right wing position. He is savvy with and without the puck, isn’t afraid to use his big frame in puck battles and has a high hockey IQ. He also boasts an NHL caliber wrist shot and has plus hand eye coordination.