#2 What can Connor McMichael do to make the roster?
This weekend at Rookie Camp everyones eyes will be on 2019 first round draft pick Connor McMichael. While the roster is pretty stacked on forwards, there could be a spot for McMichael as a backup. The only issue with the matter is, because the Caps are stacked on forwards, he would be spending a lot of time in the press box instead of the ice as a healthy scratch.
The other option would be sending him to Hershey where another season there would only further help his development. McMichael made his NHL debut last season on Jan. 24 against the Buffalo Sabres at Capital One Arena. It was the only NHL game he played in last season.
While with the Hershey Bears, McMichael led the team with 14 goals and 27 points in his first AHL season. He appeared in all 33 Bears games last season. Listed at six foot and 183 pounds, McMichael tied for second in goals and sixth in points among AHL rookies while ranking first in game winning goals with eight and tied for fourth in power play goals with six among all AHL skaters.
I have a hunch we will see McMichael a couple of times in the Caps lineup this upcoming season and boy will it be fun.