#1 Connor McMichael
Connor McMichael will take part in his second rookie camp with the Caps and all eyes will be on him as the kid hopes to make the NHL roster. He made his NHL debut on Jan. 24 against the Buffalo Sabres while spending the rest of the season with the Hershey Bears, appearing in all 33 of their games.
McMichael led the Bears in goals with 14 along with 27 points in his first season in the AHL. Among all AHL rookies, McMichael was tied for second in goals and sixth in points while ranking first in game winning goals with eight. He also tied for fourth in power play goals with six among all AHL skaters.
McMichael became the first Capitals prospect since John Carlson in 2009-10 to be named to both the AHL North Division All Star Team and the AHL All Rookie Team. He also represented Team Canada in the World Junior Championship for the second year in a row recording eight points with four goals and four assists en route to Canada’s silver medal.
McMichael was selected 25th overall in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft. He is the one prospect participating in this camp that has the most legitimate shot to make the NHL roster. It is his time to shine.