Many people projected him of being a top 10 or even a top five selection. Then his life turned upside down when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and had to undergo treatment back in February.
He trained in June but his stock was down. Which allowed him to fall into the laps of the Caps at 20th.
Alex Ovechkin isn’t getting any younger unfortunately so maybe this Russian can someday take the Caps to the Stanley Cup well after the great eight retires. Here’s why.
#5 His comeback story will charge it and it will be incredible
The winger listed as six foot one and 185 pounds had a good season last year until he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
“The season went very well for me until I got sick. I was expected to go early until I got sick. But really happy with where I was selected. … Never really thought I’d be drafted by the Washington Capitals.”
It will be an incredible story the second he steps onto NHL ice and someday he will lead the Caps.